Weekly Crop Report 01 Aug 12

Minnesota has some of the most variable crop conditions in the country, according to the latest report from the state. Where rain has fallen most crops are in very good shape and will likely yield well this fall. But in some parts of Minnesota, mostly western and southern counties, hot, dry conditions this growing season have really hurt crops. Half the state’s topsoil is rated dry or very dry, while half the state has adequate to surplus amounts of moisture. The harvest of small grains like spring wheat, oats and barley is moving along at a very fast pace this year. The harvest of canola and potatoes is just getting under way.