Many Farmers in MN & Iowa Wrapping Up Fieldwork Ahead of Average, According to the USDA

Minnesota had 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 13th, according to the USDA, as much of the state received significant rainfall.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 21% very short, 39% short, 40% adequate and 0% surplus.

Corn harvested for grain reached 96%, on pace with last year and about two weeks ahead of the 5 year average.  Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 16%.

In Iowa, harvest was mostly complete with 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork last week.

Topsoil moisture was rated 18% very short, 35% short, 45% adequate and 2% surplus.

Harvest of corn reached 95% complete, eight days ahead of last year and 12 days ahead of average.  Moisture content of field corn harvested for grain was 16%.  Farmers in northeast and north central Iowa still have over 10% of their corn for grain crop remaining to be harvested.