The old saying of April showers bring May flowers is holding true this spring. In Minnesota, crops that usually don’t get going until June are setting up roots a bit earlier. A combination of rainy periods followed by long stretches of sunny weather, have been just what the doctor ordered for Minnesota farmers. Crops like corn and soybean are actually one to two weeks ahead of the five year average.
Minnesota did see a dip in temperature and even some frost and freezes during mid-May, but even that temperature drop was in par with average for this time of year.
Another dry stretch of sunny and mild weather will allow for more farmers to get out into the fields. Spring can we wet and cold leaving soggy fields and muddy tracks, but so far so good for spring 2016.