Extreme rainfall is dampening hopes for good crop yields in southwest Minnesota.
University of Minnesota extension educator David Bau is based in Worthington, and says the area has seen close to a foot of rain over the last two weeks.
“There’s lots of potholes now, so farmers are losing a big percentage of their crop. And that will hurt their economics significantly.”
With low commodity prices and tight margins, he says less-than-stellar corn and soybean yields won’t pencil out.