Southern Minnesota Crop Update

Local Crops MN

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ALBERT LEA, MN — In southern Minnesota, many farmers do not have any crops in their fields and are using insurance help. However, some were lucky to get at least something planted.

A farmer just north of Albert Lea said he is left tending weeds instead of crops.

A few miles west of him is a farmer who said he has more than 90 percent of his crops in the field all thanks to timing.

“We got one field before that snow, the 14 inches of snow and that’s the best looking field, although that’s still uneven. Then what we planted after the snow, there’s so much of that laid in the wet ground and never came up, so there’s so many bare spots in that ground,” said Curtis Hanson.

He says with that in mind, his corn and soybeans are at least two weeks behind schedule if not a month.

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