Data Source: National Weather Service, MN DNR, Soil & Water conservation Districts, and others; compiled by the MN DNR.
What and Where?
Imagine you’re a farmer. In which of the four growing areas would it make sense to grow these crops? Write your answers in the table below. Check your work by going over the growing area descriptions below.
Which growing areas normally get the least rainfall each year?
Which areas get the most?
Why must farmers understand rainfall patterns when they choose which crops to plant?
What happens to farmcrops when rainfall is way ABOVE normal?