Minn. farmers continue to dodge worst of drought [UPDATED]Published 8:52am Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Updated 11:54am Tuesday, August 21, 2012
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers continue to dodge the worst of the drought that’s affecting most of the country.
In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that the state experienced scattered showers and cooler temperatures this past week. Statewide, average temperatures were 5.7 degrees below normal. Some areas remained dry, while over 1.5 inches of rain fell in a few places.
Monday’s report shows that topsoil moisture supplies improved slightly over the week.