crop report

Development of Minnesota Crops Advances Significantly
The development of Minnesota's major crops has advanced significantly thanks to last week's high heat and humidity. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that 54 percent of the corn crop is at or beyond the silking stage. That'…
Storms Affect Minnesota Farming As Dry Stretch Ends
Last week's storms ended Minnesota's longest stretch of dry weather this summer, and it's having an impact on Minnesota agriculture. In its weekly crop weather report for the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says topsoil moisture supplies are rated 31 surplus, up from 21 perc…
Minnesota Crops Get Boost From Warm Week
Minnesota crops have benefited from another week of warm temperatures and adequate soil moisture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that most fieldwork resumed across Minnesota last week after several wet weeks caused delays. But the agency also said Monday in its weekly crop weather report…
Rains Slow MN Fieldwork As Cold Delays Crop Growth
Heavy rains and cool temperatures are conspiring to delay crop development and slow fieldwork across Minnesota. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that soils are saturated in many areas, and many fields have standing water.
Dry Days Allows MN Farmers Catch Up On Planting
Several days of dry weather amid the soggy spring has allowed Minnesota farmers to make significant progress in planting their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Monday there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week. That's the highest number so far this year.
Minnesota Crop Planting Progress Remains Minimal
Planting progress remains minimal as Minnesota farmers struggle with a soggy spring. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that spring wheat planting inched forward to 3 percent by Sunday. That compares with 96 percent last year at this time,…
High Soil Moisture Delays Minn. Farm Fieldwork
The high soil moisture that's contributing to flooding across Minnesota is keeping farmers from getting started on fieldwork. In its weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the soil is still too wet for fieldwork in some areas, and more warm, dry weathe…