Organic fieldwork continues amid volatile weather

Organic fieldwork continues amid volatile weather

Planting for organic corn and soybeans is progressing despite abundant rainfall in many locations. May and early June have yielded active thunderstorms across the country’s
interior and East Coast, but it has not created any meaningful fieldwork slowdowns. Growers have matched or bested the
5-year average planting pace for all but the peanut crop. May thunderstorms
spawned over 550 tornadoes.

The fire-ravaged Texas panhandle – which hosts the state’s
organic dairy herds – saw temperatures well into the 90’s in mid-May, and yesterday they
exceeded 100 degrees F. This will have a
measurable impact on feed consumption if high temperatures persist, reducing
milk volume.

Over 1 million acres burned in the Texas panhandle in
February. About 15,000 head of cattle were killed…

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