The recent stretch of wet weather has slowed planting of crops in Minnesota. The USDA says that Minnesota farmers across the state had an average of just under 2 days that were suitable for fieldwork last week. But despite the wet weather, the emergence of corn and small grains continued to move along. Corn planting was 82% complete, compared with 100% at this point last year, and the average of 95%. Corn emergence increased 32-percentage points to 40% emerged, but is still well behind last year’s 91%. Soybeans were 42% planted as of the end of the week, compared with 92% last year and the average of 76%. Spring wheat and barley planting were behind normal as well, and sugarbeets were 92% planted, compared with 100% last year.