Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to the dry weather. The USDA says that Minnesota’s corn crop was 53% harvested as of Sunday. That’s way ahead of last year’s 5%, which is also the 5-year average. Harvested corn had an average moisture content of 16%. Soybeans were 76% harvested, compared with 26% last year and an average of 23%. Soybeans had an average moisture content of 10%. Sugar beets are 20% harvested as well. Practically every day was rated suitable for fieldwork last week as well.