Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition

Above average temps and little precipitation resulted
in 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending
June 4, 2023, according to the USDA’s National
Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork consisted of
planting, replanting, applying chemicals and
fertilizers, and cutting hay. Lack of rain has some
producers concerned about small grains and pastures.
Cattle were being moved to pasture and livestock were
doing well with no issues reported.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 5 percent very
short, 29 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and
5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 4 percent very short, 24 percent short,
66 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.
Corn planting reached 98 percent complete, 1 week
ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn emergence reached 88 percent. Corn
condition was rated 77 percent good to excellent.
Soybean planting was 94 percent complete, nearly
2 weeks ahead of last year and 8 days ahead of the 5-
year average. Soybean emergence reached 74 percent.
Planting progress for barley was almost complete at
97 percent with 87 percent of the crop emerged and
8 percent of the crop jointed. Barley condition was
rated 77 percent good to excellent.
Oats planted was virtually complete at 99 percent with
88 percent emerged, 34 percent joined, and 3 percent
headed. Oat condition was rated 76 percent good to
Spring wheat was 87 percent emerged and 4 percent
jointed. Spring wheat condition was rated 77 percent
good to excellent.
Dry edible beans planting reached 90 percent with
44 percent emerged. Potato planting was at 97 percent
and sunflower planting reached 92 percent. The first
cutting of alfalfa hay was at 46 percent.
All hay condition was rated 69 percent good to
excellent and pasture condition was rated
60 percent good to excellent.