Farmers are very busy around here now, and I've seen dozens of tractors out in the fields stone-picking, disking and harrowing, and seeding. Mechanical stone-picking is a welcome step up from the old way, though I've still seen farmers walking the fields and dropping stones in the bucket on the front of a tractor. Winter wheat is green, and I expect the spring wheat, barley and canola have been planted. Now corn is getting planted, though some would say it's a few days early yet. Soybeans will have to wait awhile yet, as they are frost sensitive.