Last minute crops getting planted before time runs out.
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by Karin L. Nauber
Due to wet conditions in the area, farmers had been making a mad dash to get as much of their crops into the ground as possible before the cutoff deadlines related to insurance and they need their crops to meet the estimated harvesting timelines.
According to an article in Successful Farming dated May 29 titled Planting progress behind in Minnesota: Farmers in Minnesota are making decisions on corn hybrids and managing soil conditions, written by Megan Vollstedt, “As the prevented plant dates of May 31 for corn and June 10 for soybeans loom over Minnesota, farmers are faced with a small window of opportunity to get out into the fields (weather depending) or adjust their planting plans. . . .