Winter-like situations gradual progress in Minnesota
Persistent chilly, wintry situations stored many Minnesota farmers out of the sector final week.
The newest USDA crop progress report says oat planting is effectively behind a 12 months in the past and the five-year common at simply 1 p.c full.
Southwest Minnesota corn and soybean farmer Mark Enninga tells Brownfield it is going to be at the least two weeks earlier than he can start planting.
“I don’t have much more confidence within the climate forecast past that. I wouldn’t say we’re in an extra moisture scenario, I’d say we’re in all probability in an ample moisture scenario in southwest Minnesota in Nobles County.”
Statewide, topsoil moisture provides are rated 89 p.c ample to surplus and subsoil moisture provides are 77 p.c ample to surplus.