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.
It has been a challenging year for Minnesota farmers. Many got their crops in late, dealt with dry conditions in August, and are now working in wet fields this fall. You may remember that some parts of the state got more than a foot of snow in early May, which is prime planting time for farmers.
Cool, wet weather has slowed Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests in the past week.
Soybean maturity has rapidly advanced in Minnesota in the last week, but soybean maturity still lags behind the normal pace.
The condition of Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state.
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 farmers continue to make rapid progress on the state’s soybean harvest.
Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests.
Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on planting corn and soybeans, thanks to warm, dry weather.
Minnesota’s topsoil moisture has dwindled for the eighth consecutive week due to the continued warm and dry weather.
A break in the rains let Minnesota farmers spend more time in their fields last week and the soybean crop improved.
Minnesota corn and soybean production is projected to be smaller than last year’s bumper crop due to less favorable weather.
Stellar. Remarkable. Fantastic. Those are the words farmers and analysts use to describe the fall harvest.