MN & Iowa Farmers Take Advantage of 5.5 Days Suitable for Fieldwork to Begin Harvest

Minnesota and Iowa farmers saw 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 25th, according to the USDA.

In Minnesota, the USDA reports topsoil moisture supplies were rated at 7% very short, 25% short, 66% adequate and 2% surplus.

Corn dented or beyond reached 94%.  Corn mature was at 49%, two days behind the 5 year average.  Corn harvested for grain was at 1%.  Corn condition was 62% good to excellent.  Corn harvested for silage was 65% harvested.

Soybeans coloring reached 93% and soybeans dropping leaves was at 61%, 4 days behind average.  Soybeans harvested was at 4%.  Soybeans were rated 64% good to excellent.

In Iowa, the USDA says that topsoil moisture conditions were rated 14% very short, 29% short, 56% adequate and 1% surplus.

Corn in the dent stage or beyond was 97%, 1 week ahead of the 5 year average, 63% of Iowa’s corn crop was mature or beyond, 2 days behind last year and the harvest of the state’s corn crop was 5% complete, 5 days behind last year.  Corn condition remained 64% good to excellent.

Soybeans coloring or beyond was at 90%, 3 days behind last year.  Soybeans dropping leaves or beyond were at 61%, 3 days behind last year.  Soybeans harvested reached 7%, 4 days behind last year.  Soybean condition was rated 62% good to excellent.