Early spring has come with a holding pattern for Minnesota farmers. U of M Extension educator Angie Peltier says farmers in Northwest Minnesota are antsy to get to work in their fields.

“It’s going to take some time for fields to actually drain and folks to actually be able to get into the fields. So nothing has been done up here just yet.”

Early snow late last year is another hurdle farmers are dealing with this spring.

“Last fall they weren’t able to get in and put on their fertilizer that they’d planned, or do some fall tillage. So that’s going to need to be the first thing that they tackle once they’re able to get into the field.”