Fair-goers couldn't resist the taste of sweet corn as lines grew at the free corn feed station at the Benton County Fair. The corn feed has been put on by the Benton-Sherburne Corn Growers Association for the last five years.
Minnesota farmers took advantage of ideal weather last week to double their progress in harvesting corn. According to the USDA's weekly crop report, Minnesota saw 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday.
The recent rainfall this past week has been a good thing for central Minnesota farmers. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says there is a lot of good looking crops around the state, which should help around harvest time.