Weekly MN Crop Report 21 Aug 12

Minnesota farmers continue to dodge the worst of the drought that’s affecting most of the country. In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the USDA says that the state experienced scattered showers and cooler temperatures this past week. Statewide, average temperatures were 5.7 degrees below normal. Some areas remained dry, while over an inch-and-a-half of rain fell in a few places. Topsoil moisture supplies improved slightly over the week in Minnesota also, and the condition of the state’s corn crop is rated 77% fair to good, unchanged from last week. Soybeans were rated 81% in fair to good condition as well, compared to 80% last week.