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.