MN Crop Progress

Minnesota farmers had 6.3 days suitable for
fieldwork for the week ending September 10, 2023,
according to the USDA’s National Agricultural
Statistics Service. Some producers reported hauling
water and hay to pastures as well as livestock losses.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 31 percent very
short, 44 percent short, 25 percent adequate, and
0 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 25 percent very short, 51 percent short,
24 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.
Corn in the dent stage reached 86 percent, 8 days
ahead of last year and 1 week ahead of the 5-year
average. The corn crop was 37 percent mature. Corn
harvested for grain began at 1 percent. Corn condition
rating remained 39 percent good to excellent. Corn for
silage harvest reached 60 percent.
Soybeans turning color were at 67 percent, 5 days
ahead of last year and 2 days ahead of the 5-year
average. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 31 percent.
Soybean condition was 45 percent good to excellent.
Barley was 95 percent harvested and spring wheat
was 94 percent harvested.
Dry edible beans reached 85 percent dropping leaves
with 18 percent of the crop harvested. Dry edible beans
condition was 58 percent good to excellent. The
potato crop was 29 percent harvested with condition
of the crop rating 85 percent good to excellent.
Sugarbeet harvest was at 8 percent and the condition
was rated 93 percent good to excellent. Sunflower
condition was 59 percent good to excellent.