Early Frost Affects Farmers 15 Sep 11

Wednesday night’s early frost was just the latest problem Minnesota farmers have to deal with this season. Brian Greenslit, who farms near Redwood Falls, says his crops “have had about as many challenges as you could throw at ‘em.” Greenslit points to a cold, wet spring when they were forced to plant late, then a hot, parched August, and now a first frost that’s three weeks earlier than normal. Overnight temperatures dipped to 30-degrees in southwestern Minnesota. Greenslit says the yield from his soybean fields will suffer as a result.