Minnesota farmers who still have wet fields have been creeping ahead with their remaining spring planting. The USDA says that an average of just-over 3-and-a-half days were suitable for fieldwork statewide last week, a slight improvement from recent weeks. So corn planting moved ahead 4-percentage points last week to 94% complete, while soybean planting advanced 12-percentage points to 84% complete. Minnesota farmers normally have planted all their corn and nearly all their soybeans by now. The first cutting of alfalfa advanced 31-percentage points to 38% complete also, well behind the 5-year average of 67%.