NDSU Extension Agronomist Claire Keene says most of the state had a tentative start to planting before the rain came. Southwest North Dakota started planting the last week of April and beginning of May before rain pushed them out. Central North Dakota only has a few fields planted. Northwest North Dakota farmers have been able to plant for a couple of weeks. Keene says the northeast is struggling the most with planting. Small grains, sugarbeets, and some lentils have been the main crops getting in the ground. “A lot of soybeans haven’t been planted yet, and it might be a few weeks before farmers can get started on those.”
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