MN Crop Progress & Condition

Minnesota had 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the
week ending October 30, 2022, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Average temperatures were five-to-ten degrees higher
than normal over most of the state.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 21 percent very
short, 33 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and
1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 17 percent very short, 35 percent short,
47 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain was at 80 percent, on pace
with last year and about ten days ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest
averaged 17 percent. Sunflowers were 55 percent
harvested, about ten days behind last year and six days
behind the 5-year average.
Pasture condition was rated 8 percent very poor,
15 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 36 percent good, and
3 percent excellent.