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Minnesota Crops Get Boost From Warm Week

Minnesota crops have benefited from another week of warm temperatures and adequate soil moisture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that most fieldwork resumed across Minnesota last week after several wet weeks caused delays. But the agency also said Monday in its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota that excess soil moisture is still a problem in northern areas.

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Crop Report: Hot, Dry Weather Helping Minnesota Crops

Hot, dry weather has helped Minnesota crops develop and farmers catch up on fieldwork. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that 5.1 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, the second-highest number of the season.

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Rains Slow MN Fieldwork As Cold Delays Crop Growth

Heavy rains and cool temperatures are conspiring to delay crop development and slow fieldwork across Minnesota. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that soils are saturated in many areas, and many fields have standing water.

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Dry Weather Lets Minnesota Farmers Make Progress On Planting

The mostly dry weather of the past week has allowed Minnesota farmers to come close to finally finishing planting several key crops. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that six days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week, the highest number so far this year.

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Dry Days Allows MN Farmers Catch Up On Planting

Several days of dry weather amid the soggy spring has allowed Minnesota farmers to make significant progress in planting their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Monday there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week. That's the highest number so far this year.

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Minnesota Crop Planting Progress Remains Minimal

Planting progress remains minimal as Minnesota farmers struggle with a soggy spring. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that spring wheat planting inched forward to 3 percent by Sunday. That compares with 96 percent last year at this time, and a five-year average of 41 percent.

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High Soil Moisture Delays Minn. Farm Fieldwork

The high soil moisture that's contributing to flooding across Minnesota is keeping farmers from getting started on fieldwork. In its weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the soil is still too wet for fieldwork in some areas, and more warm, dry weather is needed.

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