Harvest continued for select crops in spite of widespread
snowfall across Minnesota dropping the number of days
suitable for fieldwork to 3.4 during the week ending
December 1, 2019, according to USDA’s National
Agricultural Statistics Service. Field activities for the week
consisted of harvesting corn and sunflowers, with some
soybeans still standing and being taken out slowly. Other
field activities included minimal amounts of fall tillage.
Corn harvested for grain reached 91 percent, 18 days
behind the five-year average. Corn moisture content of
grain at harvest averaged 20 percent, down 1 percentage
point from the previous week. Nearly all of the soybean
crop has been harvested, 22 days behind normal.
Sunflowers harvested reached 87 percent this week, over
3 weeks behind average.