One good result of this year’s extreme weather in Minnesota is a bumper crop of honey from local bee farmers.
The recent storms that have hit much of the state, didn’t just impact homeowners and businesses. Farmers south and west of the Twin Cities have experienced extensive flood and hail damage. Now, some corn and soybean fields won’t bounce back.
Temperatures around the state are pushing the mid- to upper-90s with dew points expected to reach a downright tropical feel by Wednesday night. Whether you’re working in it, or simply outside enjoying summer, some common sense will keep you from trouble.
Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged.
Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.
Rain and thunderstorms slowed fieldwork in some parts of Minnesota this past week.
A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting.
It’s the driest autumn on record in Minnesota — a record that goes back about 140 years.
While a deep freeze has ended the growing season across parts of Minnesota, agricultural officials say they’re still trying to determine how deeply it will hurt corn and soybean yields.
Minnesota corn and soybean production is projected to be smaller than last year’s bumper crop due to less favorable weather.
The wet summer weather may just have an impact on your glass of wine. Some of Minnesota’s grape growers are now dealing with damaging effects of a long stretch of humidity and rain.
This spring, the wet weather really put corn farmers behind schedule. But now locally-grown sweet corn is at the store and the farmers markets, and the overall crop is looking pretty good.
Minnesota crops developed quickly in the heat and humidity last week.
The development of Minnesota’s major crops has advanced significantly thanks to last week’s high heat and humidity.
Inside Neil Koepp’s hog barns south of Belle Plaine, even the gentle breezes can’t quell the sweltering summer heat. He’s raising 6,200 hogs for market and they would normally be eating a lot of feed.