MN Weekly Crop Report 25 Sep 12

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on the state’s soybean harvest. The USDA weekly crop progress report for the state says that producers have harvested 45% of the soybean crop as of Sunday, up 29 percentage points from a week earlier and well ahead of the 5-year average of 5%. Soybean conditions are rated 60% good to excellent. The state’s corn crop is now 30% harvested as well, compared with a 2% average. Corn conditions are rated 55% good to excellent. Drought and abnormally dry conditions now cover 96% of Minnesota, and 55% of the state’s soil is rated poor to very poor.