MN Crop Progress

Many Minnesota farmers received rain last week
resulting in 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the
week ending September 24, 2023, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Fieldwork included row crop, potato, and sugarbeet
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 25 percent very
short, 45 percent short, 29 percent adequate, and
1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 27 percent very short, 53 percent short,
20 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.
Corn in the dent stage reached 97 percent. The corn
crop was 80 percent mature, 11 days ahead of average.
Corn harvested for grain reached 11 percent and
moisture content at harvest averaged 22 percent. Corn
condition rating was 40 percent good to excellent.
Corn for silage harvest reached 91 percent.
Soybeans turning color were at 95 percent, 3 days
ahead of last year. Soybeans dropping leaves reached
81 percent and harvest reached 19 percent. Soybean
condition was 44 percent good to excellent.
Dry edible beans reached 97 percent dropping leaves
with 71 percent of the crop harvested. The potato crop
was 64 percent harvested. Sugarbeet harvest was at
15 percent and the condition was 92 percent good to
excellent. Sunflower condition was 53 percent good to