Contact Us

Minnesota Farmers Getting Off to Slow Start

Frozen Farm Field
robnyland, flickr

ST. PAUL (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers are getting off to a slow start because of the persistent winter.

It its first weekly crops and weather report of the year, the USDA’s Minnesota field office says the cold start to April and continuing dry conditions have limited field work compared with last year. Only 0.2 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, and producers don’t expect full-scale fieldwork to begin until about April 26th, about two weeks later than last year and five days behind the five-year average.

As the drought persists, topsoil moisture supplies are rated 10 percent very short, 30 percent short, 47 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated 28 percent very short, 46 percent short, 23 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

 

 

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!