Kevin Scott – Valley Springs, South Dakota
Farm: Kevin grows soybeans and corn on his farm in Valley Springs, South Dakota. He and his wife, Jannell, have six children. Kevin has been on the North Dakota Soybean Council for eleven years and both the ASA and USSEC boards for two years.
June 25, 2014—I recently returned from Japan, and while I was out of the country we received huge amounts of rain here in South Dakota. Many of my fields were flooded, so this week I am checking the fields to see if any soybean acres can be replanted. We do have a decent stand so far this season and have already applied the pre-emergence for weeds that is working very well—we are finding very few weeds. We do need some sun and warmer temperatures soon to help the crop continue to grow well; we definitely have enough moisture for a while.
I want our international customers to know that, despite the abundant rainfall that many parts of the country has received, U.S. soybean farmers will still produce a great quality crop for them. I know in South Dakota in particular, the crop will be even better that usual overall and we will be able to supply for all of their protein needs.