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Minnesota Soybean Harvest Pace 2 Weeks Ahead of Average
Minnesota Ag Connection - 10/13/2021

According to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, increased rainfall allowed 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sunday. Reports indicated that warm weather slowed sugarbeet harvesting. Harvesting of row crops was the week's primary activity.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 4 percent very short, 21 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 11 percent very short, 36 percent short, 51 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.

Corn in the mature stage reached 97 percent, equal to last year but 10 days ahead of the 5-year average. Corn harvested for grain reached 36 percent, two days ahead of last year and twelve days ahead of the average. Moisture content was 19 percent. Corn condition rated 40 percent good to excellent.

Soybeans harvested reached 83 percent, equal to last year but over two weeks ahead of the average.

Dry beans harvest was 92 percent complete. Potatoes were 82 percent harvested. Sunflowers reached 33 percent harvested. Sunflower condition rated 45 percent good to excellent. Sugarbeets reached 17 percent harvested. Sugarbeets condition rated 72 percent good to excellent.

Pasture condition was 16 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 15 percent good and 3 percent excellent. No reports of livestock concerns were received.

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