Minnesota Farmers Already Sowing Some Oats, Spring WheatMinnesota farmers have sown some oats and spring wheat, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says cool temperatures and precipitation have limited any planting in earnest so far.
Minnesota Farmers Get Jump On Small Grain PlantingAlthough 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.
Minn. Farmers Intend To Plant Record Corn AcresThe U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers intend to plant an estimated 8.7 million acres of corn, up 7 percent from last year.
Some Farmers Planting Spring Wheat In Warm Weather Mike Bergeron started sowing wheat on his farm in northwestern Minnesota on St. Patrick's Day. One week earlier, he was towing two of his daughters on a sled behind his snowmobile.

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