Weekly MN Crop Report 26 Jun 12

Heavy rain, high winds and hail slowed down Minnesota farmers in the field last week. As of Sunday, topsoil moisture in Minnesota was rated 73% adequate and 21% surplus. Only about 3-and-a-half days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week, and the Duluth area received over 7 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. Corn has an average height of 34 inches across the state, well above last year’s pace and the 5-year average. Three percent of soybeans were blooming, also ahead of last year and the average. Small grains such as spring wheat and barley continue developing well ahead of schedule as well.