Yet another week of wet weather last week prevented Minnesota farmers from getting their planting done. The weekly crop report from the USDA says that just over 2-and-a-half days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week. So corn planting advanced only 3-percentage points to 90% complete, remaining behind the 5-year average of 99% for this date. Because of the long delay, some farmers are now expected to file insurance claims for “prevented planting” rather than plant a corn crop this year. Despite the wet conditions, though, soybean planting advanced 17 points to 72% planted, which is still behind the 95% average for this time of year. Crop development continues to lag the normal pace because of the cold wet spring, and that could affect yields.