Minnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.
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.
This summer, many Minnesota homeowners are dealing with some unwanted guests. Pest control experts are seeing a boom in carpenter ants due to the wet spring.
A late spring, mixed with rain, standing water and cool temperatures have spawned billions of mosquitoes.
Our late snow and cloudy, wet spring is doing a number on the lawn service industry. Already this May we’ve seen 4.75 inches of rain. That’s nearly two inches above normal.
Green thumbs are getting a lot of unexpected help this summer. The University of Minnesota Extension’s garden plots have never looked better.