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October 27, 2020 | WCCO
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Wintery Weather Puts Corn Harvest on Hold

Minnesota farmers are waiting for snow to thaw before hitting the fields again

For much of the fall, Minnesota farmers were humming along. But winter weather in October has left combines quiet, and corn in limbo, reports WCCO.

“Seven and a half inches of snow. We’ve never had that in October before,” Tom Hoverstad, crop scientist for University of Minnesota Extension, told WCCO.

In 40 years of work, he doesn’t remember a fall quite like this, where farmers are waiting for snow to thaw off and fall off the stalks.

The good news is before the October snow fell, most farmers were ahead of schedule. And the forecast may allow them to get back in the field before long.

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