Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition

Producers averaged 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork
for the week ending June 18, 2023, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Some crops were showing stress from continued dry
conditions. Livestock were doing well with no issues
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 14 percent very
short, 38 percent short, 46 percent adequate, and
2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 10 percent very short, 35 percent short,
53 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Corn emergence was virtually complete at 99 percent.
Corn condition was 67 percent good to excellent.
Soybean were 98 percent emerged, 2 weeks ahead of
last year and 11 days ahead of the 5-year average.
Soybeans started to bloom at 1 percent. Soybean
condition was 67 percent good to excellent.
Barley was 98 percent emerged with 65 percent of the
crop jointed and 12 percent headed. Barley condition
was 62 percent good to excellent.
Oats were 76 percent jointed, 36 percent headed, and
coloring began at 3 percent. Oat condition was
58 percent good to excellent.
Spring wheat was 70 percent jointed and 4 percent
headed. Spring wheat condition was 67 percent good
to excellent.
Dry edible beans reached 88 percent emerged with the
crop just blooming at 1 percent. Dry edible beans
condition was 61 percent good to excellent. The first
cutting of alfalfa hay was at 92 percent, while
producers started the second cutting at 2 percent.
All hay condition was rated 45 percent good to
excellent, and pasture condition was rated
48 percent good to excellent. Condition of the potato
crop was 77 percent good to excellent. Sunflower
condition was 68 percent good to excellent.