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Minn. farmers still waiting to start field work

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.

In its weekly crops and weather report for the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers have managed to begin only very limited field work, mainly on higher ground and well-drained fields. Flooding is still a concern, especially in the Red River Valley. Muddy conditions are slowing pasture growth.

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