MN Crop Progress
old tractor in field, cloudy sky

Minnesota had 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the
week ending November 6, 2022, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soil
moisture levels continued to drop as a lack of
precipitation continued.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 23 percent very
short, 40 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and
0 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 19 percent very short, 39 percent short,
42 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain was at 92 percent, on pace
with last year and thirteen days ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest
averaged 16 percent. Sunflowers were 87 percent
harvested, about eight days behind last year but a week
ahead of the 5-year average.