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Cold Weather and Farming

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Cold weather has returned, and farmers that were planning to seed their fields this week will have to wait as temperatures are still in the upper 30s.

In addition, current rainfall and snowfall has prevented most winter wheat from even sprouting.

The North Central Ag Extension said at this rate,most people won't be on their fields until after the first week of May, and that could mean a delayed harvest. Shana Pederson, Area Extension Agronomist) "We're not fatal yet. If you remember last year, we are under some of the same situations unfortunately. I thought this year would be ahead of schedule, but they still have a full month to plant most crops."

The ag extension recommends farmers wail until ground temperatures reach 50 degrees before they seed.

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