Farmers in southeastern Minnesota, like many in other parts
of the Corn Belt, have varying degrees of optimism about an early spring.
Brennen Toquam of Blooming Prairie says despite record snowfall over the winter and frequent rains this week, conditions can change quickly.
“We’ve lost a ton of snow the last couple days. Now, talk to me in two weeks and we’re still looking at a pile of snow. Yeah, I’d be pretty concerned.”
Speaking to Brownfield at the Dodge County Corn and Soybean Banquet in Kasson Thursday, Jeff Tank of Hayfield says it’s hard to look past the huge snow pack and rainy weather.