Rain slows planting in Minnesota

Rain slows planting in Minnesota

Rain remains an obstacle as Minnesota farmers try to get their 2024 crop planted.

USDA’s latest weekly update says there were less than two days suitable for fieldwork last week.

Corn planting is a day ahead of the five-year average at 93 percent complete, with 74 percent emerged and 78 percent in good to excellent condition.

Soybeans are 80 percent planted, one day off the usual pace, with 49 percent emerged and 74 percent in good to excellent condition.

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