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Planting Delays Raise Concern For Minnesota Farmers [AUDIO]

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ST. CLOUD — The long winter and rainy spring has not been kind to Minnesota farmers.

The latest crop report says farmers are way behind the five-year average when it comes to planting corn.

University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says farmers need to wait until the ground dries to have the best success.

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Farmers are about three weeks behind in planting crops. Martens says last year farmers were planting corn into July.

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Martens says some farmers may choose to plant mature corn hybrids to make up for the time they lost this month.

He says farmers need to start getting a solid crop into the ground before it starts to affect fall harvest.

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