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Published June 18, 2013, 05:59 PM

Despite recent warmer weather, many fields will go unplanted

While the warmer and drier weather is helping many farmers catch up, for others it's too late. The NDSU extension office estimates that only about half of the acres in Walsh and Pemina may get planted.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

While the warmer and drier weather is helping many farmers catch up, for others it's too late. The NDSU extension office estimates that only about half of the acres in Walsh and Pemina may get planted.

NDSU Extension Agent Brad Brummond in Walsh county says this is really the last week he expected farmers to be planting. Brummund says typically all farmers at least got some portion of the crop planted, but for some it was very few acres. Many were trying to take advantage of the warm weather Tuesday. Farmer Dennis Monson says he considers himself lucky. He will get most of his acres seeded, but because of the late plant he expects a loss in his yields. Revenue loss to the lost acres is also expected to trickle down in the local economy because of lost sales of seed, fertilizer, and farm equipment.

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