Seamon: Weather has allowed soybean planting to stay on track in 2018
May 16, 2018

Mark Seamon, research coordinator of the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, said recently in an interview on the Agricultural Leaders of Michigan Radio Newsline that good weather throughout early days of the soybean production season has helped planting stay on track in most parts of the state.

For the week ending May 13, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Michigan soybean planting was 18 percent completed – on track with the five year average, and ahead of planting at this point in 2017.

“Good weather has certainly helped farmers across the state with planting,” said Seamon. “There’s excess moisture in some parts of Michigan with periods of rain last week and this week, but there’s plenty to keep farmers busy and most have had fields suitable for work the past two weeks.”

You can hear Mark’s recent interview by visiting the ALM Radio Newsline at