Minnesota Corn, Soybean Development Ahead Of Last YearAccording to the USDA's weekly crop report Monday, 65 percent of Minnesota's corn acreage was in or beyond dent stage. That's 10 days ahead of last year and six days ahead of the five-year average.
Minnesota's Small-Grain Harvest Makes Substantial ProgressMinnesota's small-grain farmers are making substantial harvest progress while the state's corn and soybean crops are in great shape.
Minnesota Soybean Development Remains Ahead Of Last YearMinnesota's soybean and small grains continue developing well ahead of last year's pace.
Minnesota Corn, Soybean Crop Development Ahead Of AverageAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 95 percent of Minnesota's corn crop has emerged. That's 17 days ahead of last year and 16 days ahead of average.
Minnesota Crop Projections Slip From Last Forecast
Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete Minnesota's spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.
Minnesota To Produce 1.34 Billion Bushels Of Corn The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's production outlook for Minnesota also predicts corn yields averaging 168 bushels per acre, up eight bushels from 2013.
Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.
'Make Or Break' Week For Some Minnesota FarmsUniversity of Minnesota's Extension Educator David Nicolai says soybean and corn farmers whose crops were drowned out last month have to get late planting done soon.
Wet Conditions Delay Final Minnesota Planting Push Wet conditions are delaying a final planting push by Minnesota farmers. Ninety-six percent of Minnesota's expected corn acreage has been planted, which is just 1 percentage point behind the five-year average. Soybean planting is 86 complete. That's 3 points behind the five-year average.
Despite Rain, Minnesota Farmers Make Corn Progress Minnesota farmers have been able to make gains planting corn, despite continued wet and cool weather. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 percent of Minnesota's corn crop was planted last week.
Minn. Corn Harvest Remains Ahead Of Normal Pace The pace of Minnesota's corn harvest remains ahead of normal, thanks to the dry weather. In its weekly crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Minnesota's corn harvest is 94 percent complete, remaining a week ahead of normal.