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Wet week slows planting progress in Minnesota

Wet weather continues to complicate planting in Minnesota.

USDA’s latest weekly crop report says rain the majority of the week allowed for less than three days of fieldwork statewide.

Despite a slow week, corn planting remains ahead of the usual pace at 89 percent.  Fifty-eight percent of the crop has emerged, and 75 percent is considered to be in good to excellent condition.

Soybeans are 72 percent planted, one day slower than a year ago but two days faster than the usual pace.

Thirty-one percent of the soybean crop has emerged.

Small grain planting is close to wrapping up, and the sugarbeet crop appears to be off to a great start with USDA rating 97 percent in good to excellent condition.

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