Minnesota farmers could use some hot, dry weatherST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota farmers could use some hot, dry weather to set the stage for the upcoming harvest.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota farmers could use some hot, dry weather to set the stage for the upcoming harvest.
In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that rainfall was above normal last week except for a few southeastern counties. And 33 percent of the state has surplus topsoil moisture. That’s the second-highest level this year.
Statewide 3.3 days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week.
Average statewide temperatures last week were 3.2 degrees below normal.
Minnesota’s corn crop was rated in 53 percent good condition and 37 percent excellent condition, nearly equal to last week. The state’s soybeans were rated in 57 percent good and 31 percent excellent condition, also little changed from a week earlier.