Weekly Minnesota USDA Crop Report 13 Nov 13

Minnesota’s corn harvest continues to run ahead of the normal pace after a slow start. In its weekly crop report for Minnesota, the US Department of Agriculture says the state’s corn harvest advanced 14 percentage points last week to 87% complete. That’s about a week ahead of normal. Despite winter storms, a statewide average of 4.5 days were suitable for fieldwork. Minnesota’s total corn production for the year is now projected to be 1.33 billion bushels, down just 3% from last year’s record harvest. As freezing temperatures set in, topsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota are rated 83% adequate, while subsoil moisture is 75% adequate.