Persistent cold, wintry conditions kept many Minnesota farmers out of the field last week. Southwest Minnesota corn and soybean farmer Mark Enninga says it will be at least two weeks before he can begin planting:
“I don’t have a lot more confidence in the weather forecast beyond that. I wouldn’t say we’re in an excess moisture situation, I would say we’re probably in an adequate moisture situation in southwest Minnesota.”
Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies are rated 89 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture supplies are 77 percent adequate to surplus.