Cooler than normal temperatures across Minnesota for the week ending September 8th. According to the USDA there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork statewide.
Nick Miranowski, Director of the Faribault County FSA Office said the development of crops in the county continues to move forward as some of the early planted corn is starting to dent, but the rest of the crops still have a ways to go.
The USDA said, as of Sunday, the state’s corn condition was tated 55 percent good to excellent, the same as the week before and 59 percent of Minnesota’s soybeans were rated in good to excellent condition. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 10 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus state-wide.
In Iowa, the USDA says that there were 5.7 days rated suitable for fieldwork last week.
As of Sunday, Iowa’s corn crop was rated 63 percent good to excellent state-wide and 61 percent of the state’s soybeans are rated in good to excellent condition. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 5 percent very short, 26 percent short, 68 percent adequate and one percent surplus state-wide.