Minnesota Farmers Planting Soybeans At Near-Record PaceMinnesota farmers are planting soybeans at a near-record pace.
Farm Rescue Accepting Applications For Spring Planting HelpThe nonprofit Farm Rescue is accepting applications from farmers who need help with spring planting.
Sweet, Ground Corn Slow To Grow Around The StateThe Minnesota State Fair is just weeks away and the most popular food is not in great supply. It's just been in the past few weeks that local corn is being sold at places like the Minneapolis Farmers market. That's at least two weeks later than normal.
Rain Delays Minnesota Farmers Finishing Planting Widespread rain in the past week has delayed Minnesota farmers who are trying to finish planting. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the rain has left soil saturated and stressed crops. Wet fields also are hampering crop spraying and the first cutting of hay.
Wet Conditions Delay Final Minnesota Planting Push Wet conditions are delaying a final planting push by Minnesota farmers. Ninety-six percent of Minnesota's expected corn acreage has been planted, which is just 1 percentage point behind the five-year average. Soybean planting is 86 complete. That's 3 points behind the five-year average.
Planting Way Behind For Farmers In Minnesota Sunday’s beautiful weather is a relief to most of us, but one particular group is really grateful. Farms are finally buzzing with activity after a long cold winter and wet spring, which was a terrible combination for farmers. So, planting is way behind in many parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Wet Weather Hampers Minnesota Corn Planting The wet, cold weather is preventing Minnesota farmers from getting much planting done. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says only 8 percent of the state's corn crop has been planted, which is up 4 percentage points from last week's report but is still two weeks behind normal.
Wet Weather Limits Minnesota Field WorkWet weather continues to keep Minnesota farmers out of their fields, but the rain is helping improve soil moisture. In the latest crop report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says only 1.7 days were rated suitable for fieldwork statewide last week. That compares with an average of 3.2 days.
Snowy, Wet Spring Delaying SE MN Farmers, Could Hurt YieldsWhile 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.
In Iowa, Record Corn Crop Likely Despite Late StartThe 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.
Cold, Sloppy Spring Delays Planting Season For WeeksWhile 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.
Good Question: When Can We Start Planting?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.