Fieldwork yet to begin in northwest Minnesota

There’s a lot of farm activity in southern and central Minnesota.  But northwest Minnesota farmer Shayne Isane tells Brownfield he’s waiting for conditions to improve.

“We’ve been cool. We (also) got a foot of snow the third of April, and kind of some off-and-on snow (since). And temperatures down in the teens, which has kind of delayed us.”

The Roseau County corn, soybean and small grain farmer says he’s anxious to get started.

“We do need kind of a bigger window this spring to get in there and get some tillage done. It was a very wet harvest, especially when we got to the soybeans. And even with tracks on our combines, we left some pretty good-sized ruts.”

The Minnesota Farm Bureau director says his crop rotation will remain pretty much the same, except for a little less corn because he’s not as optimistic about that market.

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