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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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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 the last week in April.

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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 fieldwork behind last year's pace, but near the five-year average.

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