Weekly MN Crop Report 10 Jul 12

Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average over the past week, even with record-setting temperatures. The USDA’s weekly crop-weather report for Minnesota says that statewide, average temperatures were 9-degrees above normal last week. Precipitation amounts varied. As of Sunday, topsoil moisture supplies were rated 60% adequate to surplus statewide, down from 78% a week earlier. Forty-one percent of corn was silking and beyond, compared with 0% last year and 8% for the 5-year average. Corn was rated 77% good to excellent, and soybeans were rated 72% good to excellent. Small grains advanced rapidly last week as well.