ST. PAUL -- Farmers have made great progress in this spring’s planting, but the clock is quickly running out.

The latest Crop Progress Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows 93% of the state’s corn crop is planted, 66% of the crop has emerged, and 89% of the emerged corn is in the fair or good category. The corn final planting date was May 31st for central Minnesota.

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June 5th was the final planting date for spring wheat, and area farmers report 65% of the crop is planted with 33% emerged.

As for soybeans, the report says 72% of the crop is planted, with the final planting date coming up June 10th.  This year’s soybean crop is 39% emerged.

Once the final planting date has passed, farmers can continue to plant for 25 more days before federal crop insurance will not insure the crop.


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