Weekly Minnesota Crop Report 06 Aug 13

The condition of Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops declined slightly for the second straight week amid a dry week across the state. In its weekly crop report for Minnesota, the US Department of Agriculture says that the state received an average of only .11 of an inch of rain last week, while south-central Minnesota received no measurable rainfall. That reduced topsoil moisture levels to 38% short or very short, and subsoil moisture levels to 28% short-to-very short. Corn conditions declined slightly to 60% good or excellent, compared with 62% a week earlier, while soybean conditions dipped to 61% good or excellent, compared with 63% a week earlier.