Comstock, Minnesota farmer Luke Brakke is keeping his eyes on the skies while seeding spring wheat. “We need an inch of rain or better this week and we may not get it. We were forced to start planting small grains, because there was dirt blowing so we had to get the ground worked. We figured we might as well get it seeded.” There is adequate sub-soil moisture, but the topsoil is dry. “In the seed zone is where we’re struggling. If we get the crop started, we have adequate sub-soil moisture to get it growing, but it is dry on top.”
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