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Midwest Farmers Urged to Buy Crop Insurance Due to Dry Weather

A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting
February 28, 2012

A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting. Recently, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson advised farmers in the region to purchase crop insurance before next month’s deadline. The commissioners said most of Minnesota is in its early stage of drought, while parts of Iowa and the Dakotas are very dry. Minnesota state Climatologist Greg Spoden said the warning is reasonable given that much of the region suffered through its driest fall on record in 2011. “It just means it’s prudent to start to prepare for that possibility,” Spoden warned.

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