Corn, soybean planting well behind five-year average

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined index: taxonomy_term in similarterms_taxonomy_node_get_terms() (line 518 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in similarterms_list() (line 221 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in similarterms_list() (line 222 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
admin's picture
Soybean planting as of Sunday was 11 days behind the five-year average in Minnesota and four days behind last year.

Area farmers made good progress with planting early last week, where the soils weren’t too wet to work or plant, but still remain far behind where they should be by the third week in May.

Planting stopped as more rain fell on already saturated soils Saturday and Sunday. Benson officially had 1.82 inches of rain over the weekend bringing the month’s total to 4.35 – 1.20 inches above the average of 3.15 inches. More rain was forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

April saw 3.77 inches of precipitation, 1.27 inches above the average of 2.5 inches.

Minnesota farmers took advantage of the 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 19, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planting progress was made for all crops in Minnesota...

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!


Rate this article: 
No votes yet