Some warmer and drier weather for Minnesota farmers yielded 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 8th, according to the USDA.
Corn planting reached 9% complete, compared to 48% last year and the 5 year average of 81%. Soybean planting was 2% complete, compared to 59% last year and the 5 year average of 25%.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 1% very short, 4% short, 69% adequate and 26% surplus.
In Iowa, farmers found 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork.
Farmers made some progress last week with 14% of corn planted, which is two weeks behind both last year and the 5 year average. Only 7% of Iowa’s soybeans have been planted, 12 days behind last year and 11 days behind average.
Topsoil moisture condition was rated 1% very short, 9% short, 73% adequate and 17% surplus.