Minnesota’s corn crop has grown slower than the average this year, but it looks like the crop will be knee-high by the Fourth of July. The weekly crop report from the USDA says corn statewide grew an average of 7 inches last week, and is currently about 17 inches tall. That’s below last year’s height of 47 inches and the average of 32 inches. The corn crop is 97% emerged, and corn condition is rated 58% good or excellent. Soybean planting is now 96% complete as well, and the average soybean height is 5 inches tall, compared with the average height of 9 inches. There were around 4 days suitable for field work last week in Minnesota – the most so far this year after a cold, wet spring.