USDA Releases Final Crop Progress Report for 2023

The 2023 season ended with widespread snow and many frozen in Minnesota with 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 26th, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  Farmers were able to complete most fall fieldwork for the year.

Livestock were doing well with no issues reported.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 9% very short, 27% short, 60% adequate and 4% surplus.

Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 12% very short, 37% short, 49% adequate and 2% surplus.

In Iowa, a relatively dry week with snow falling at the weekend resulted in 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA.

Fieldwork activities started to slow down last week, with reports of fertilizer and manure application wrapping up.

Topsoil moisture condition was rated 22% very short, 45% short, 33% adequate and 1% surplus.

Subsoil moisture condition was rated at 33% very short, 40% short, 26% adequate and 1% surplus.

Corn harvested for grain is virtually complete with farmers in the southern part of the state still running a few combines, 9 days ahead of the 5 year average.