Weekly MN Crop Report 02 Oct 12

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.