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.
The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they’re still likely to bring in a record crop. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated farmers would bring in 14.1 billion bushels of corn this year, a billion bushels more than the previous record set in 2009.
While we all complain about the weather, farmers need cooperation from Mother Nature to make their money, and the cool spring has pushed back planting of this year’s sweet corn.
The long winter has meant frozen lakes, iced-over garden beds and many questions about when we can put the spade to dirt and start planting the garden.
Minnesota farmers continued planting crops ahead of the average — and Minnesota’s corn crop is nearly half planted.
Minnesota farmers continue spring planting at a torrid pace, despite a temperature cool-down last week.
Fall is here, but when it comes to your yard, you may want to have spring in mind.
Planting a tree is an easy way to spruce up your yard. It sounds like a simple task and it can be if you know what you’re doing. Susie Bachman of Bachman’s said there’s a little more science to it.
This could be a critical week for Minnesota farmers, who are running late with spring planting due to soggy fields but have a chance to catch up thanks to good weather forecast for the next few days.
Cold and wet conditions from the fourth snowiest winter on record are keeping Minnesota farmers from getting going on spring planting.
Yard and Garden questions AND answers along with WCCO radio host Steve Thomson.