spring planting

Minnesota Farmers Use Break In Weather To Speed Planting
Minnesota farmers took advantage of a small break in the cold, wet weather and have now planted more than a quarter of the state's corn crop. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday corn was 28 percent planted by Sunday, a big jump from 1 …
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,…
Central Minnesota Farmers Waiting For Warmer Weather [AUDIO]
Our cold weather has pushed back the spring planting season in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Dan Martens says farmers are about two weeks behind schedule. He says farmers like to have all of their small grains planted by now, and are usually moving on to corn planting by th…
Major Fieldwork About 3 Weeks Off On Minnesota Farms
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 fi…