MN Crop Progress

Minnesota experienced normal autumn weather with
mild temperatures and little precipitation resulting in
5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending
November 12, 2023, according to the USDA’s
National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fall
fieldwork, including harvest, tillage, and fertilizer and
manure applications, was wrapping up. Livestock were
doing well with no issues reported.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 10 percent very
short, 26 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and
5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 13 percent very short, 37 percent short,
46 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain reached 93 percent, 4 days
behind last year but 6 days ahead of the 5-year average.
Moisture content at harvest averaged 17 percent.
Sunflower harvest reached 92 percent.