Crop Progress & Condition
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Minnesota had 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the
week ending August 28, 2022, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Weekend storms caused some damage in Dakota and
Ramsey Counties.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 4 percent very
short, 18 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and
6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 4 percent very short, 16 percent short,
76 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.
Corn in or beyond the dough stage reached 83 percent.
Corn dented reached 23 percent, 6 days behind the 5-
year average. Corn condition was 2 percent very poor,
5 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 49 percent good, and
16 percent excellent. Soybeans setting pods reached
95 percent. Soybeans coloring reached 11 percent,
4 days behind average. Soybean condition was
1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 28 percent fair,
53 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.
Oats were 76 percent harvested. Spring wheat was
44 percent harvested. Spring wheat condition was
0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 15 percent fair,
79 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Barley was
50 percent harvested. Barley condition was 0 percent
very poor, 1 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 67 percent
good, and 8 percent excellent.
Dry edible beans were 15 percent dropping leaves.
Dry edible bean condition was 0 percent very poor,
2 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 58 percent good, and
10 percent excellent. Sunflower condition was
0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 16 percent fair,
76 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.
Potato harvest was 7 percent complete. Potato
condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor,
4 percent fair, 73 percent good, and 23 percent
excellent. Sugarbeet condition was 2 percent very
poor, 2 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 22 percent good,
and 56 percent excellent. Pasture condition was rated
at 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 25 percent fair,
51 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.


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