MN Crop Progress

Producers averaged 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork
for the week ending June 25, 2023, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most
of the state received light rain and higher than average
temperatures. Livestock were doing well and some
producers were feeding hay.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 16 percent very
short, 30 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and
1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 12 percent very short, 33 percent short,
53 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Corn began silking at 2 percent, 12 days ahead of last
year and 1 week ahead of the 5-year average. Corn
condition was 57 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans were 9 percent blooming, 9 days ahead of
last year and 4 days ahead of the 5-year average.
Soybean condition was 63 percent good to excellent.
Barley was 79 percent jointed with 40 percent of the
crop headed and 3 percent coloring. Barley condition
was 60 percent good to excellent.
Oats were 88 percent jointed, 54 percent headed, and
10 percent coloring. Oat condition was 50 percent
good to excellent.
Spring wheat was 86 percent jointed and 33 percent
headed. Spring wheat condition was 69 percent good
to excellent.
Dry edible beans reached 93 percent emerged with
4 percent of the crop blooming. Dry edible beans
condition was 75 percent good to excellent. The first
cutting of alfalfa hay was at 96 percent with the
second cutting at 9 percent.
All hay condition was rated 38 percent good to
excellent, and pasture condition was rated
46 percent good to excellent. Condition of the potato
crop was 84 percent good to excellent. Sugarbeet
condition was 91 percent good to excellent. Sunflower
condition was 67 percent good to excellent.