Snow and freezing temperatures limited Minnesota farmers to just 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 20th, according to the USDA.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 22% very short, 35% short, 42% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 36% short, 45% adequate and 0% surplus.
Corn harvested for grain was at 98% complete.
In Iowa, the USDA says there were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 17% very short, 35% short, 47% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 24% very short, 38% short, 37% adequate and 1% surplus.
Harvest of corn for grain was virtually complete at 97%.