Warm and dry weather conditions across Minnesota encourages fieldwork. Farmers are applying anhydrous and dry fertilizer, tilling the field and planting small grains, potatoes and sugarbeets. USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service says half of Minnesota’s sugarbeet crop is planted. Twenty-eight percent of the potatoes are planted. The spring wheat crop is 27 percent planted, which is five days behind last year. Nine percent of the corn crop is planted, which is nine days behind last year. One percent of the soybean crop is planted.