Favorable weather conditions allowed Minnesota farmers 5 days suitable for fieldwork last week according to the USDA.
Corn planting reached 82% complete, 21 days behind last year and 10 days behind the 5 year average. Corn emergence reached 42%.
Soybean planting was 55% complete, 22 days behind last year and 12 days behind the 5 year average. Soybean emergence reached 20%.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 2% short, 70% adequate and 28% surplus.
In Iowa, welcome rainfall gave Iowa farmers 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 29th.
Planting is almost complete with 94% of Iowa’s expected corn crop planted, 13 days behind last year but equal to the 5 year average and 73% of the corn crop has emerged, 6 days behind last year and 2 days behind average.
Iowa’s first corn condition rating of the crop year was 0% very poor, 1% poor, 13% fair, 71% good and 15% excellent.
Iowa’s soybean crop was 85% planted, 11 days behind last year but 6 days ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans emerged reached 45%, 8 days behind last year and 1 day behind average.
Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 1% very short, 10% short, 80% adequate and 9% surplus.