East Grand Forks farmer Mike O'Leary plants sugarbeets with a 24 row planter south of the city early Wednesday before being stopped by rain. It was the second day of planting for O'Leary who welcomed rain for the dry topsoil. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Weather makes getting an early start on planting possible
Rain kept Mike O’Leary from working past 10:30 a.m. in his fields south of East Grand Forks on Wednesday, but he said he was pleased even if the conditions made for a short day.
“We got into the fields earlier than I thought we were going to,” said O’Leary, who started planting Tuesday. “Actually, I wanted the rain.”
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