Minnesota Farmers Worried About Dry Conditions

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 10:47 am

Minnesota corn and soybean farmers are preparing to seed their fields, even as concerns mount over whether the unusually warm weather left enough moisture to yield a decent crop.

The Post-Bulletin of Rochester reports that a number of counties are dealing with abnormally dry conditions. Farmers in those areas are wondering whether the soil has retained enough moisture.

Officials with the University of Minnesota Extension told the Associated Press it’s hard to predict how the summer will shape up. Those officials say history doesn’t provide consistent clues about summer moisture following a dry spring.

Many farmers are planing more seed this spring in hopes of having just an average harvest.

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