WORTHINGTON (KMHL) – This won’t come as a big surprise, but corn planting is way behind schedule as the USDA released its latest crop and weather report Monday.
According to the USDA’s Minnesota Crop and Condition Report, only 6 percent of Minnesota’s corn crop has been planted, that’s a day behind where farmers were a year ago – and 17 days behind the five year average.
The organization adds that only 2.1 days were suitable for field work last week.
Soybeans are also way behind schedule, according to the report. Less than one percent of the state’s soybean crop has been planted so far this year.