Minnesota farmers who have had trouble completing their spring planting due to a muddy May are facing some important decisions this month, and grain prices are rising as traders worry that yields will be hurt by the late finish to the planting season.
Another week of cold, wet weather has bogged down field work in parts of Minnesota.
Favorable weather has helped Minnesota farmers catch up from a late start to get 70 percent of their corn crop planted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota says warm, dry weather gave farmers their best week for fieldwork yet this season.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.
Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average, even with record-setting temperatures last week.
Soybeans across the state are in generally good condition, according to the first soybean condition ratings of the year.
Wet weather put a damper on fieldwork across most of Minnesota last week. And while the rain was welcome in dry parts of northwestern Minnesota, it saturated fields in the southwest.
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Warm weather is helping Minnesota farmers make rapid progress planting soybeans.
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Unusually warm temperatures and continued dry conditions helped Minnesota soybean farmers make significant progress on the harvest this past week.
Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest.
Fire departments in southern Minnesota had their hands full as gusty winds whipped up fires through dried corn and soybean fields. At least a half-dozen field fires were reported early Thursday afternoon in Martin County.
Last week’s early frost and freeze in some pockets of the northern Plains halted the growing season of an already immature soybean crop, but farmers say the damage does not appear to be widespread.