Here’s a comparison. The photo above is of April 23, 2013, on a field just south of Moorhead. The photo below is a field in the same section on April 4, 2012.
The only consolation farmers in the area must have is that they are geared up to covering a lot of ground in a hurry when it finally warms up. Will we swing from the earliest planting season in history in 2012 to the latest in 2013? Stay tuned.