Minnesota’s corn harvest is now ahead of the five-year average for the first time this season. The US Department of Agriculture says that farmers were able to harvest 25% of their corn last week, which pushed the harvest slightly ahead of normal. Seventy-three percent of corn for grain has been harvested, compared with the normal 72%. Minnesota’s soybean harvest remains ahead of normal as well at 96% complete. The sugar beet harvest is now practically done also, and the Minnesota sunflower harvest is making rapid progress. Our state’s farmers had five days rated suitable for fieldwork last week.