MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Last week’s weather provided a great four and a half day stretch of crop planting for Minnesota farmers, said the USDA. But with cooler than average state temperatures, crops aren’t emerging as well as in previous years.
The USDA says only 56% of Minnesota’s corn was planted– and 10 days behind the five-year average. This compares to the five-year average of planting 83% of the corn.READ MORE: Girl In Very Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head In North Minneapolis
Just six percent of the corn has emerged, and it appeared two weeks later than normal, according to USDA’s Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition report.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Passes Sweeping Public Safety Resolution To Reform Policing
Similar trends were seen in soybean, spring wheat, oat, barley, bean and sunflower progress. Sugarbeets, on the other hand, were 90% planted, one day ahead of last year and two days ahead of the average, the report said.MORE NEWS: Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-Olds
The USDA said Minnesota topsoil and subsoil moisture was mostly either adequate or too wet during the last two weeks.