ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s going to be about three more weeks before full-scale fieldwork begins on Minnesota farms.

In its first weekly crop-weather report of the season for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that this winter’s heavy snow and below-average temperatures have put spring fieldwork behind last year’s pace, but near the five-year average.

Livestock producers report good calving conditions.

Snow melt conditions varied across the state last week. Cool temperatures, averaging 3 degrees below average, slowed the thawing process and extended the flooding potential. Statewide precipitation was below average.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 35 percent adequate and 65 percent surplus; subsoil moisture supplies were rated 45 percent adequate and 55 percent surplus.

Comments (4)
  1. McDonald says:

    Oh yeah. I was over der at Fleet Farm today and Elmer said it was pretty muddy out der.

  2. Sarah says:

    Your reply is beyond stupid. Do you suffer from low self esteem? Do you need to put others down to feel better about yourself?

  3. Ag is my Bag says:

    We are agriculture people who raise your food–give us some credit, “McDonald,– who doesn’t have a farm”

  4. Irrated says:

    I know lots of young farmers, many of whom are college educated from some of the largest ag schools in the MIdwest. I don’t know anyone who speaks like your post implies. Stereotyping is a device people use when they can’t use their brain to think rationally. It’s so much easier to stereotype than actually think.

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