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2019 a “hurry up and wait” kind of year for MN farmer

A southwest Minnesota farmer calls 2019 a “hurry up and wait” kind of year.

TaLana Mathiowetz of Morgan tells Brownfield the planting season was sporadic.

“There were weeks between even finishing a field and starting the next one, just because of rain delays and mostly weather. Things like that.”

She says there were 20-hour days during planting, followed by long stretches waiting for conditions to improve.

“And then on the harvest side, there was a lot of that too. There were weather issues, and because (of them) not being able to get in fields.”

Mathiowetz says it was difficult getting everything ready to go, then having to stop.

She describes corn and soybean yields as average, which is what she expected going into harvest.

Brownfield interviewed Mathiowetz at the 2019 Minnesota Farm Bureau annual meeting in Minneapolis.

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