Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Pastures Across Minn.

View Comments
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Spectacular Lit-Up Oak Tree Could Soon Go Dark
  2. 1,200 Dogs Attend Shakopee Kennel Club Show
  3. Local Brewery Makes IPA From Zebra Mussels
  4. Professor Talks Legal Issues In Adrian Peterson Case
  5. 4 Things To Know For Nov. 23, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hot, dry weather is putting stress on pastures across Minnesota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota that soil moisture supplies continue to decline. Almost one-third of the state’s topsoil and 23 percent of its subsoil is rated very short.

Many parts of the state received no rain last week, and the statewide average was only 0.05 inches. Meanwhile, the state’s average temperature was 4.4 degrees above normal at 66.9 degrees.

Nearly half the state’s pastures are rated in poor to very poor condition. Corn and soybean conditions are both rated 51 percent good or excellent.

Minnesota’s sweet corn harvest advanced 14 percentage points to 70 percent complete, but remains behind the normal 76 percent for this time.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,980 other followers