Cottonwood, Minnesota farmer Carolyn Olson has all of the small grains seeded, and the crop is starting to emerge. However, planting progress was put to a halt by thunderstorms Wednesday morning. “We’ve been dry, so we were excited when we got a half inch of rain overnight. However, a big storm rolled through and sitting at almost three and one-half inches.” Olson, who raises organic crops, was within 20 acres of finishing corn planting.before the rain. Most of the farmers in the area are finished with corn and soybean planting. “We wait until our neighbors have put all of their corn in to avoid cross pollination with conventional crops. Also, we target warmer soil temperatures so it will come out of the ground as fast as possible.”
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