Sugarbeets and oats see some planter movement

Below-average temperatures along with drizzling conditions rounded out the last week in April for Michigan farmers.

The USDA says winter wheat condition improved seven points to 45 percent good to excellent with 32 percent of the crop jointed, on pace with average.  Sugarbeets were 16 percent planted along with 20 percent of oats, and some corn and soybean fields.

Some fruit in the southwest is nearing bloom but near record lows appear to have not negatively impacted fruit because of the delayed spring.  A few vegetable growers are moving forward with readying fields for planting.

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