Weekly Crop Report 12 Jun 12

Warmer weather and limited rain have helped Minnesota’s farm fields dry out a bit from a rainy May. The USDA reports that topsoil moisture supplies declined slightly last week as daytime highs reach 90-degrees or hotter in many locations across Minnesota. As of Sunday, topsoil moisture was rated 85% adequate to surplus, compared with 95% the previous week. Statewide, there were nearly 6 days rated suitable for fieldwork last week, and crop conditions held mostly steady. 82% of Minnesota’s corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition, while 74% of soybeans were rated good to excellent. Sweet corn is now 69% planted, compared with 61% last year and 74% for the 5-year average.