Trees Of Hope: Donate to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance at 1-800-542-9226 or click here. | More

Minnesota Corn Harvest Reaches 87 Percent Complete

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s corn harvest continues to run ahead of the normal pace after a slow start.

In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the state’s corn harvest advanced 14 percentage points last week to 87 percent complete. That’s about a week ahead of normal. Despite winter storms, a statewide average of 4.5 days were suitable for fieldwork.

The USDA last week projected Minnesota’s corn production at 1.33 billion bushels, down just 3 percent from last year’s record harvest.

Minnesota’s canola harvest is nearly complete at 95 percent. The sunflower harvest remains behind normal but advanced 14 percentage points to 79 percent complete.

As freezing temperatures set in, topsoil moisture supplies are rated 83 percent adequate while subsoil moisture is 75 percent adequate.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Trees Of Hope
Good Question

Listen Live