Continued below average temperatures and wet fields limited farmers in Minnesota to just 0.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week according to the USDA.
Oats planted was reported at 2% and all other crops remained at 0% planted. The planting progress as of April 24th is the lowest since 2013.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 2% very short, 7% short, 64% adequate and 27% surplus.
In Iowa, the USDA reports that farmers were limited to 2.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Reports were received of limited corn and soybean planting as well as planting oats, 47% of the expected oat crop has been planted, 10 days behind last year and 5 days behind the 5 year average. In addition to wet conditions, cool soil temperatures have some farmers waiting to plant row crops.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 4% very short, 18% short, 67% adequate and 11% surplus.