Weekly Crop Report 10 Oct 12

Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests are advancing well ahead of last year’s pace as well as the 5-year averages. In its weekly crop progress report, the USDA said Tuesday that 95% of Minnesota’s soybean crop was harvested by Sunday, compared with 69% last year and a 55% average. The corn harvest was 78% complete, compared with 16% last year and an 11% average. Minnesota’s sugarbeet and sunflower harvests are also running ahead of their averages, while the dry bean and potato harvests are nearly complete.