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Planting Your Vegetable Garden is a Mixed Bag Right Now

Gardening season is here, but an extension educator in horticulture says you may want to wait on direct seed vegetables like beans, beets, carrots and sweet corn until the danger of frost has passed.

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Wet April Keeping Farmers Out of Farm Fields

A cool and wet April has prevented many farmers from getting into the fields to plant their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says as of last week, Minnesota's corn crop is only 12% planted, which is 13 days behind last year and nine days behind average.

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Planting Delays Raise Concern For Minnesota Farmers [AUDIO]

The long winter and rainy spring has not been kind to Minnesota farmers. The latest crop report says farmers are way behind the five-year average when it comes to planting corn.

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Spring Fieldwork Off to Late Start in Minnesota

Spring fieldwork is off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn't be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter.

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Minnesota Farmers Who’ve Delayed Planting Face Decisions

Minnesota farmers who've had trouble completing their spring planting due to a muddy May are facing some important decisions this month. About 1.2 million acres of corn has yet to be seeded, and nearly half the state's soybean acres have yet to be planted.

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Farmers Await Start of Spring Planting

Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.

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Early Planting Starts in Southern, Central Minnesota

Some farmers already are planting in central and southern Minnesota, thanks to the mild, dry winter and record warmth in March.

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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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Drier, Warmer Weather Helps Minnesota Crops Progress

Minnesota farmers are making progress on planting several field crops, thanks to a week of drier, warmer weather.In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota on Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers statewide had an average of 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

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Rains Slow Spring Planting In Minnesota

Steady rains and cloudy skies continued to slow the spring planting for Minnesota farmers last week. The weekly crop and weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Tuesday says farmers had only 2.7 days suitable for field work last week.

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