Updated MN Harvest Outlook 23 Sep 13

Most Minnesota farmers are expected to harvest a decent crop this year despite the twin challenges of a cold, wet spring and a dry August. The latest report finds that the corn harvest could be a winner on par with last year’s, though results will vary. One thing has changed significantly for corn growers from a year ago: prices are down from their high levels last year. As for soybeans, the state’s second-largest crop after corn, the late-summer drought is likely to put a dent in the harvest. The lack of rain in August has caused some soybean fields to mature early, before their seeds and pods were fully developed.