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Sun shines, farmers finally head out


PINE ISLAND, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's 10 days into June and according to the USDA, only 2.6 of those days were suitable for farmers in the field.  Monday offered just a little bit of relief.

Like hundreds in the region, soybean farmer Stuart Weis was up against the clock Monday evening prepping his field for planting.

Southeast Minnesota has had a tougher spring with wet fields compared to the rest of the state.  Weis was out turning up his field in hopes to be able to finally plant his crop on Tuesday.

When asked if he was worried about the late crop he simply said, something is better than nothing.  "Well it's 6 to 1 half a dozen to the other.  We won't know until fall.  So... try it and see what happens," said Weis.

Weis remains hopeful he said even if half his crop turns out, depending on the prices, it could pan out in the end.  He was able to get his corn planted on Sunday along with 90 percent of Minnesota farmers.

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