Kevin Scott, Valley Springs, South Dakota
- Ground Work
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 South Dakota Soybean Council for eleven years and both the ASA and USSEC boards for two years.
I have experienced an abundance of rain at my farm this week, and I'm currently waiting to get back out in my fields. I hope to finish planting corn in the next couple of weeks so I can start planting soybeans by mid-May.
With the amount of rain we have received here in South Dakota, I will be happy to get back in the fields and finish planting corn so I can move on to soybeans. The great thing about the technology we have these days is with GPS systems, farmers can plant both day and night. So, as soon as it quits raining I will be able to get into the fields and put some acres under the planter. That’s one of the great efficiencies we have in the U.S. With big equipment, along with the willingness to go after it and get things done, farmers can get a lot more accomplished in a short period of time.
I want our international customers of soy to know that these weather delays may look potentially serious to the marketplace, but in reality, U.S. soybean farmers will be ready to finish planting as soon as weather permits. We are looking forward to providing them another great harvest of U.S. soybeans. We know that our export markets are critical markets and we are working hard to improve our transportation process more and more all of the time, and we are happy about that.