Warm weather is helping the crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average. The US Department of Agriculture says that 93% of the corn crop is now planted in Minnesota, which is near the five-year average of 95%. But only 69% of the corn crop has emerged, compared with the average of 82%. Soybean planting is 75% complete, a jump of 26 percentage points from last week but still 5 points behind the average. Spring wheat planting and development also is behind average. Sugar beets are the only crop in Minnesota ahead of average, with 99% planted. There were nearly five days suitable for fieldwork across Minnesota last week.