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Farmers make planting progress but crop development far behind five-year average

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By Reed Anfinson
With nearly five days of dry weather, farmers in the area made good progress in planting crops. However, numerous wet areas in low-lying parts of fields have been plowed around and are likely will not be seeded this growing season.
Reflecting the wet conditions in much of Minnesota, nearly 30 percent of the state’s topsoil has a surplus of moisture and 23 percent of the subsoil has a surplus.
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