UNDATED -- Despite worries of drought growing across the state, this year’s crops continue to make good progress.

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The latest Crop Progress Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds most crops in the state were in good condition last week.

The report finds:

Corn

  • 2% very poor
  • 6% poor
  • 29% fair
  • 53% good
  • 10% excellent

Soybeans

  • 2% very poor
  • 4% poor
  • 32% fair
  • 52% good
  • 10% excellent

Pastureland

  • 2% very poor
  • 6% poor
  • 23% fair
  • 57% good
  • 12% excellent

While the latest drought monitor shows most of the Southern half of Minnesota is either abnormally dry or in a moderate drought, the report shows 70% of the topsoil has adequate moisture. The breakdown of this week’s report:

Topsoil Moisture

  • 7% very short
  • 17% short
  • 70% adequate
  • 6% surplus

Read this week’s report online here.

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