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Published September 08, 2010, 08:33 AM

Minnesota corn continues to develop ahead of schedule

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s corn crop continues to develop ahead of schedule, while soybean development is on pace with the five-year average.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s corn crop continues to develop ahead of schedule, while soybean development is on pace with the five-year average.

In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says average temperatures dropped closer to normal levels last week, compared with August when average temperatures were 2 to 7 degrees warmer than normal.

Corn was rated in 53 percent good and 38 percent excellent condition, nearly equal to last week. Soybeans were rated in 57 percent good and 32 percent excellent condition, unchanged from last week.

Potatoes are 31 percent harvested, sweet corn is 73 percent harvested, dry beans are 14 percent harvested, and sugarbeets are 7 percent harvested. The canola harvest is nearly complete at 97 percent.

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