Despite cool, wet weather, Minnesota farmers are continuing a spring planting pace well ahead of last year and the five-year average.
The roar of combines filled the air across much of Minnesota as farmers made rapid progress on the corn harvest. Thanks to favorable weather last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the state’s corn harvest is 41 percent complete, compared with 16 percent a week earlier and is running only 10 days behind average.
Favorable weather helped Minnesota farmers make strong progress on their soybean and sugarbeet harvesting this past week.
Minnesota’s corn harvest is now ahead of the five-year average for the first time this season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers were able to harvest 25 percent of their corn for grain in the week ending Sunday.
Minnesota farmers are making rapid progress on the fall harvest after a slow start to the growing season.
Cool, wet weather has slowed Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests in the past week.
Minnesota crops continue to feel stress from warmer-than-normal temperatures. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the statewide average temperature last week was 76.7 degrees, nearly 12 degrees above normal. An average of 0.66 inch of rain fell statewide. That’s 0.15 inch below normal. North-central and northeastern regions of Minnesota received higher rainfall amounts.
Another week of wet weather has held up crop progress across Minnesota.
In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that a statewide average of 3.6 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, a slight improvement from recent weeks.
Yet another week of wet weather has prevented Minnesota farmers from getting their planting done.
Favorable weather has helped Minnesota farmers catch up from a late start to get 70 percent of their corn crop planted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota says warm, dry weather gave farmers their best week for fieldwork yet this season.
Minnesota farmers had another tough week trying to get into their fields to start planting.
Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields.
Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests are advancing well ahead of last year’s pace as well as the five-year averages.
Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.
Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average, even with record-setting temperatures last week.
Warmer weather and limited rain this past week helped Minnesota’s farm fields to dry out a bit from a rainy May.
Wet weather put a damper on fieldwork across most of Minnesota last week. And while the rain was welcome in dry parts of northwestern Minnesota, it saturated fields in the southwest.
Rain and thunderstorms slowed fieldwork in some parts of Minnesota this past week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers intend to plant an estimated 8.7 million acres of corn, up 7 percent from last year.
Unusually warm temperatures and continued dry conditions helped Minnesota soybean farmers make significant progress on the harvest this past week.
Crops are starting to show signs of stress as Minnesota’s topsoil moisture continues to decline.