There is good news
“The good news, if there is any, is that it rained so hard that the water all ran to the lower levels, so the crops on higher ground weren’t hurt as bad,” said Bruce Potter of the University of Minnesota Extension Office in Lamberton.
Places a bit higher, like the soybean plot near Hemnes Lutheran Church southwest of Minneota are in good shape.
But already stunted beans in wet areas took a big hit last week and will have trouble surviving in some areas, and will be affected by too much water in other places.
Another heavy rainstorm in the near future will cause much more damage to crops in which fields are already heavily saturated.