It has been a challenging year for Minnesota farmers. Many got their crops in late, dealt with dry conditions in August, and are now working in wet fields this fall. You may remember that some parts of the state got more than a foot of snow in early May, which is prime planting time for farmers.
There’s one bright side to the dark clouds we’ve seen day after day — a better drought outlook. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said while some of the state is still in a severe drought, recent moisture has helped make big improvements.
After a miserable winter, you’d think Mother Nature would cut us a break. Think again. The 6 1/2 inches of rain since May 1 is three times what Seattle, Wash., has experienced.
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.
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.
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