Weather Bringing Mixed Results To Farmers
LAKE CRYSTAL, MN - When it comes to farming this summer, your results seem to depend on where you live.
The higher than average temperatures are helping crops make up for the late winter weather, but counties near the Minnesota / Iowa border have been struggling with heavy rains and flooded out fields.
"We've had saturated soils for such an extended period of time. We see a lot of short, yellowing corn, yellowing type soybeans, and what's happening is the crop is basically kind of suffocating. There's just no oxygen getting into the soil.", says Kent Thiesse, a farm analyst.
Thiesse also says farmers with ruined fields might want to talk to an agronomist to see what their options are when it comes to recuperating costs through crop insurance.