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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking the unusual step of resurveying corn, soybean and wheat farmers in four states.
With more rain in the forecast this week, Minnesota farmers are fighting a continuing battle to grow their crops and people are once again keeping a watchful eye on some swelling rivers.
Minnesota farmers are making progress on planting several field crops, thanks to a week of drier, warmer weather.
Let’s face it, for most Minnesotans the cold weather has been reason to whine a bit — but it hasn’t cost us money.
Cold and wet conditions from the fourth snowiest winter on record are keeping Minnesota farmers from getting going on spring planting.