MN & Iowa Farmer Get Good Weather as Field Work Wraps Up

Minnesota had 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 6th, according to the USDA.  Soil moisture levels continued to drop as a lack of precipitation continued.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 23% very short, 40% short, 37% adequate and 0% surplus.  Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 39% short, 42% adequate and 0% surplus.

Corn harvested for grain was at 92%, on pace with last year and 13 days ahead of the 5 year average.  Corn moisture content of grain at harvest was 16%.

In Iowa, the USDA says that warm and dry conditions helped accelerate harvest, which remained ahead of average with 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week.

Topsoil moisture condition was rated 17% very short, 37% short, 44% adequate and 2% surplus.  Subsoil moisture condition was rated 25% very short, 39% short, 36% adequate and 0% surplus.

Harvest of the corn for grain crop reached 89% complete, 6 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of average.  Moisture content of field corn being harvest for grain remained at 17%.

Soybean harvest was virtually complete at 97%, 8 days ahead of last year and 9 days ahead of average.