ST. PAUL (AP) -- Rain throughout the state last week delayed planting, although the planting of many crops was ahead of the historical average, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service in its weekly crop-weather report.
Farmers throughout Minnesota reported that fields will need a few days to dry out before field work will resume. The statewide average temperature was 50.9 degrees, 2.5 degrees below normal for the week.
Statewide topsoil moisture conditions as of May 9 were rated 6 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.
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