Planting delays are taking a toll on southwest Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon:

“It’s tough, it’s emotionally tough, but this is what we do. Last year was not much different (so) we’re hoping it straightens out here pretty soon.”

The Worthington corn and soybean grower says he’s considering shorter season corn hybrids as it gets deeper into May:

“And we’ll ratchet down (on planting) and try to get closer to the crop insurance date. Hopefully, we get this corn in (before that). And then beans, who knows? The bean ground isn’t any better than the corn ground, so we’re hoping this all shapes up here and we can get it in the ground.”

Gordon says most of his maturities are 103 to 108-day corn.