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Wet Weather Puts Damper on Crops

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According to scientists at the Southern Minnesota Research Outreach Center in Waseca, since May 1, 38 out 55 days were rainy, and there was a stretch of only five days without rain.


Many farmers may throw in the towel and opt to take an insurance check at this point because of the damp conditions.

Tom Hoverstad says, "Going back to the spring months, March, April, and May it's the wettest spring on record and that goes back to 1915. It has been too cloudy, too wet, too often."
 
While it may be too late to plan corn, Hoverstad says there's still time left to plant soybeans.
Farmers have to consider their insurance coverage and what their fields look like.