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Minnesota Soybean Development Remains Ahead Of Last Year

Minnesota’s soybean and small grains continue developing well ahead of last year’s pace.

07/13/2015

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Minnesota Corn, Soybean Crop Development Ahead Of Average

According 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.

06/01/2015

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Minnesota Crop Projections Slip From Last Forecast

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are still expected to harvest more corn than last year, but not quite as much as the government forecast a month ago. Updated estimates from the U.S. Department […]

10/10/2014

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Minnesota Spring Wheat Harvest Nearly Complete

Minnesota’s spring wheat harvest is nearly complete but is still about 10 days behind the average pace.

09/22/2014

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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.

08/13/2014

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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.

07/10/2014

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‘Make Or Break’ Week For Some Minnesota Farms

University 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.

07/03/2014

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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.

06/09/2014

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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.

05/19/2014

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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.

11/18/2013

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It’s A ‘Rush Hour’ Harvest With Crops Behind

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.

10/24/2013

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Rainy Weather Slows Minn. Corn, Soybean Harvests

Cool, wet weather has slowed Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests in the past week.

10/21/2013

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Soybeans Rapidly Mature In Minnesota

Soybean maturity has rapidly advanced in Minnesota in the last week, but soybean maturity still lags behind the normal pace.

09/30/2013

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Pasture Conditions Decline

The condition of Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state.

08/05/2013

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Harvests Outpace 2011

Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests are advancing well ahead of last year’s pace as well as the five-year averages.

10/09/2012

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Minn. Farmers Make Quick Progress On Harvest

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.

10/01/2012

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Minn. Soybean Harvest Advances Rapidly

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on the state’s soybean harvest.

09/24/2012

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Minnesota Farmers Make Harvest Progress

Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests.

09/17/2012

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Planting Way Ahead Of Average

Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on planting corn and soybeans, thanks to warm, dry weather.

05/14/2012

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Warm, Dry Weather Depletes Minn. Topsoil Moisture

Minnesota’s topsoil moisture has dwindled for the eighth consecutive week due to the continued warm and dry weather.

09/12/2011

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Report: Minnesota Soybean Crop Condition Improves

A break in the rains let Minnesota farmers spend more time in their fields last week and the soybean crop improved.

08/15/2011

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Minn. Corn, Soybean Crops To Be Smaller Than 2010

Minnesota corn and soybean production is projected to be smaller than last year’s bumper crop due to less favorable weather.

08/11/2011

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Grain Farmers Expect Good Year With Corn, Soybean

Stellar. Remarkable. Fantastic. Those are the words farmers and analysts use to describe the fall harvest.

11/14/2010