MN Corn Harvest Still Behind Schedule 07 Nov 17

Despite cold temperatures and accumulated snow, Minnesota farmers were able to harvest 22 percent of the statewide corn acreage during the week ending November 5, 2017, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork that were utilized for harvesting crops, spreading manure and working on fall tillage.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 15 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus.

Corn for grain harvest advanced 22 percentage points, but remained 12 days behind the 5-year average, bringing the total harvest to 60 percent complete.

Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 19 percent.

The sunflower harvest advanced 8 percentage points to 87 percent complete, 1 day ahead of average.  

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