Heavy Rain Means Slower Harvest Across MinnesotaRecent heavy rains have slowed the harvest for farmers in many parts of Minnesota.
Rain Dampens Harvest Of Small Grains, HayWet weather is hampering Minnesota farmers as they harvest small grains and hay in some areas of the state.
USDA Forecasts Record Corn, Soybean Crops In MinnesotaWith Minnesota's fall harvest nearly over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has boosted forecasts for what were already expected to be record corn and soybean crops.
Minnesota Farmers Make Big Gains In Soybean, Beet HarvestsMinnesota farmers were able to harvest more than one-third of their soybean and sugar beet crops during an ideal week for fieldwork. According to the USDA's weekly Minnesota crop report, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week that ended Sunday.
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 Farmers Welcome Rain As Crop Development AdvancesMinnesota farmers have generally welcomed the recent rain despite high winds and hail in some areas. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that topsoil moisture supplies are rated 87 percent adequate, 10 percent surplus, and only 3 percent short.
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 Spring Planting Continues Ahead Of AverageDespite cool, wet weather, Minnesota farmers are continuing a spring planting pace well ahead of last year and the five-year average.
Minnesota Farmers Make Rapid Harvest ProgressThe roar of combines filled the air across much of Minnesota as farmers made rapid progress on the corn harvest. Thanks to favorable weather last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the state's corn harvest is 41 percent complete, compared with 16 percent a week earlier and is running only 10 days behind average.
Good Weather Speeds Minnesota Soy, Beet HarvestsFavorable weather helped Minnesota farmers make strong progress on their soybean and sugarbeet harvesting this past week.
Minn. Corn Harvest Now Ahead Of AverageMinnesota's corn harvest is now ahead of the five-year average for the first time this season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers were able to harvest 25 percent of their corn for grain in the week ending Sunday.
Minnesota Farmers Make Rapid Harvest Progress Minnesota farmers are making rapid progress on the fall harvest after a slow start to the growing season.
Rainy Weather Slows Minn. Corn, Soybean Harvests Cool, wet weather has slowed Minnesota's corn and soybean harvests in the past week.
Warm Weather Continues To Stress Minn. Crops Minnesota crops continue to feel stress from warmer-than-normal temperatures. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday the statewide average temperature last week was 76.7 degrees, nearly 12 degrees above normal. An average of 0.66 inch of rain fell statewide. That's 0.15 inch below normal. North-central and northeastern regions of Minnesota received higher rainfall amounts.