Planting pace slightly ahead of normal in Minnesota

The planting pace in Minnesota is slightly ahead of normal despite recent wet conditions.

USDA’s latest weekly crop report says corn planting is four days ahead of the five-year average at 81 percent.  Thirty-eight percent of the crop has emerged.

Soybean planting is just past the hallway point at 51 percent, one day faster than a year ago.

Sugarbeet planting is virtually complete, small grain planting is nearing the end, and the first cutting of alfalfa is just underway.

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