Wet weather continues to bog down Minnesota farmers


Another week of cool and wet spring weather hampered Minnesota field work.

Corn planting was 87 percent complete for the week ending June 2, compared to 100 percent last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Pioneer Press reports roughly 1.2 million acres of corn still need to be planted and roughly 45 percent of the state's soybean crop isn't in the ground.

"It wouldn't be so serious if the weather was really turning around and we thought we had good warm, sunny days coming up," Seth Naeve, a soybean specialist at the University of Minnesota, told the newspaper.

He adds that if corn isn't planted "by about June 10, most of the corn agronomists up here recommend we just give up on corn."

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