At Planting Time, Farmers Bet on the Whole Year

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May 2nd, 2016

A farm hand on the Nelson farm in north Iowa drives a tractor pulling a 24-row planter as it drops corn seed into the field. (Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)

A farm hand on the Nelson farm in north Iowa drives a tractor pulling a 24-row planter as it drops corn seed into the field. (Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)

Planting season is underway, from backyard gardens to the vast fields of the Corn Belt.As farmers put seeds in the ground, and their confidence in another crop season, they know they’ll get just one shot at making their business profitable this year. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer talked to farmers in the field about the opportunities they’re grabbing.

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