Ed McNamara has been farming in Goodhue County for 36 years. As the old saying goes, he’s used to seeing corn knee-high by the Fourth of July. This year, he may not see it at all. “We’ve had wet periods but we’ve always been able to get a crop in. This is the first time that we’ve ever not been able to get the whole crop in,” McNamara said.
Minnesota farmers are finishing the corn and sunflower harvests ahead of the five-year average.
Minnesota’s harvest is nearly complete despite rain that has cut into time available for fieldwork.
Despite the drought that parched much of the rest of the country, 2012 is shaping up as a pleasant surprise for many Minnesota farmers who are expected to harvest record corn and sugarbeet crops.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on the state’s soybean harvest.
Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests.
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Minnesota farmers are nearly finished with the corn and sunflower harvests, thanks to continued dry weather.
Minnesota farmers made significant harvest progress this past week thanks to continued warm, dry weather.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on harvesting, despite a brief rainfall interruption.
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Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest.
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