Although only 3.5 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, the U.S. Department of Natural Resources says small grain planting by Minnesota farmers is 3.5 weeks ahead of last year’s pace.
Turkey time is right around the corner, and the country is in the middle of a turkey shortage. The number of birds being raised on farms in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly three decades.
Minnesota farmers have been able to make gains planting corn, despite continued wet and cool weather. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 percent of Minnesota’s corn crop was planted last week.
A new report says Minnesota farmers are consistently among the biggest users of a major federal conservation program. The analysis by the Minneapolis-based Land Stewardship Project looks at the Conservation Stewardship Program, which rewards producers for good conservation practices on working farmland.
While it’s only May, some Minnesota farmers are already nervous about this year’s crop outlook. The weather has pushed planting back by weeks in southeastern Minnesota.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.
It’s no secret that it’s been a cool, rainy spring. But where most of us see wet ground, some Minnesota farmers see reduced yields.