MN Farmers Make Progress in the Field 19 Oct 17

(Learfield News Service) Minnesota farmers made good progress with harvesting last week thanks to suitable weather and field conditions.

The USDA says there were some areas with muddy fields, but overall, fields were accessible more than four days.

Dry edible beans are 96% harvested, and 91% of the state’s potatoes are in.

Corn for grain is about two weeks late with only 7% of the crop harvested.

Corn moisture was averaging 25%. Corn for silage is 89% harvested.

Nearly all of the soybeans have dropped leaves and 45% of the crop is in the bin.