Storms and heavy rainfall limited Minnesota farmers to 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota last week, according to the USDA.
Corn planting reached 35% complete, compared to 94% last year and the 5 year average of 72%. Soybean planning was 11% complete, compared to 85% last year and the 5 year average of 47%.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 0% very short, 1% short, 64% adequate and 35% surplus.
Most of Iowa saw significantly drier and warmer weather last week, enabling 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, the USDA says.
Farmers in Iowa have now planted 57% of the expected corn crop, 2 week behind last year and 9 days behind the 5 year average. Eight percent of the corn crop has emerged, 11 days behind last year and 9 days behind average. Soybeans were 34% complete, 2 weeks behind last year and 1 week behind the 5 year average. Only 3% of soybeans have emerged, 10 days behind last year and 6 days behind average.
Topsoil moisture condition was rated 1% very short, 11% short, 81% adequate and 7% surplus.