While Concern for Drought Exists, Optimism Remains for Good Spring Planting Conditions

While Concern for Drought Exists, Optimism Remains for Good Spring Planting Conditions

March 26, 2021 Farm News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — Flooding has thankfully not been a concern this spring, but on the other end of the spectrum, could drought be an issue for the Red River Valley? According to our weather records at KRJB, since January Ada has received roughly half a dozen inches of snow and no more than a few tenths of rain. Polk/Norman Extension Educator says we’re not quite in drought conditions yet, but we’re definitely going to need some more precipitation soon.

Despite drought concerns, Corey Hanson with the Norman County Soybean and Corn Growers is optimistic about an early spring planting season.

There is a chance of rain and snow in the forecast tonight and into tomorrow. However, it’s not expected to add up to more than a couple tenths. Next week calls for more warm and dry weather with the possibility of 70 degree weather in some spots.