Fruit tree acreage demands a long fallow period--seven years--between crops. Instead of idling productive fields, Cumberland Valley Nurseries president Phillip Pelham raises corn, soybeans and cattle between fruit tree harvests.
Soggy soils and 3 factors could force Northeast growers to switch to shorter-season hybrids
The crop progress report shows 63% of the corn planted is in good condition.
Corn planting progress reaches 92%, while soybean progress hits 77%.
Corn posts another week of strong results, but futures prices don’t budge.