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Published May 11, 2010, 06:12 PM

Area Farmers Doing Ok Despite Cold Wet Spell

Despite the cool and wet temps, farmers locally do not appear to be worried about crop losses quite yet.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Despite the cool and wet temps, farmers locally do not appear to be worried about crop losses quite yet.

The NDSU Extension office in Grand Forks says most of the sugar beets and small grains in the region have been planted. But about half of the corn still needs to go in. Warmer temperatures forecast for later this week would be welcomed.

Chuck Nelson / Farmer :" We basically had our May in April, just a really good jump start. All small grains and sugar beets in here in April things kinda went like clock work for everyone in the valley here."

Nelson says the seeds in the ground that have not germinated should be protected because they are treated with fungicide.

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