Despite a week of having the fewest days suitable for fieldwork in a month, Minnesota farmers continue making progress in the harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in the weekly Minnesota crop report only 5.3 days were suitable for fieldwork in the week ending Sunday.
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.
Excellent weather conditions over the Spring and Summer has farmers already hitting the fields for the fall harvest. Area farmers are preparing for what could be a record harvest. University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says even with the increased productions, market prices still remain low.
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.