Minnesota's Crops Catch Some Much-Needed Rain Minnesota's crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in its weekly crops progress and condition report for Minnesota that six days were rated suitable for fieldwork across the state last week.
Cooler Weather Gives Minn. Farmers A BreakCooler weather has given Minnesota farmers a break from the heat. In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that statewide, temperatures for the week averaged 6.7 degrees below average. Despite the cooler weather, 5.9 days were suitable for field work last week.
Rains Boost Topsoil Moisture Across Minnesota Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged.
Warm, Dry Weather Depletes Minn. Topsoil MoistureMinnesota's topsoil moisture has dwindled for the eighth consecutive week due to the continued warm and dry weather.