Planting Way Behind For Farmers In Minnesota

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sunday’s beautiful weather is a relief to most of us, but one particular group is really grateful.

Farms are finally buzzing with activity after a long cold winter and wet spring, which was a terrible combination for farmers. So, planting is way behind in many parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ryan Buck farms corn and soybeans in Welch, Minn. in Goodhue County.

“We just roll with the punches and try to figure it out as we go,” Buck said. “It took a long time for the frost to get out of the ground and when it finally did come out, we got into a rainy pattern.”

It was pain felt round the state.

“Central Minnesota, south central Minnesota, portions of southeastern Minnesota and even northwestern Minnesota have had to deal with cold, wet conditions where it’s kept them out of the field,” Dave Nicoli, an instructor of…

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