MN Crop Progress

Farmers welcomed widespread rain over most of the
state, resulting in 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for
the week ending October 15, 2023, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Harvest and fall tillage continued. Livestock were
doing well with no issues reported.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 11 percent very
short, 24 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and
5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 16 percent very short, 45 percent short,
38 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
The corn crop was 98 percent mature. Corn harvested
for grain reached 45 percent, 4 days ahead of last year
and 6 days ahead of the 5-year average. Moisture
content at harvest averaged 19 percent. Corn condition
was rated 40 percent good to excellent.
Soybean harvest reached 76 percent, 1 day behind last
year but 5 days ahead of the 5-year average.
Dry edible beans harvest was virtually complete at
96 percent. The potato crop was 92 percent harvested.
Sugarbeet harvest was at 61 percent. Sunflower
harvest reached 36 percent and condition was
55 percent good to excellent.