Harvest continued for select crops in spite of widespread snowfall across Minnesota dropping the number of days suitable for fieldwork to 3.4 during the week ending Sunday, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field
activities for the week consisted of harvesting corn and sunflowers, with some soybeans still standing and being taken out slowly. Other field activities included minimal amounts of fall tillage.
Corn harvested for grain reached 91 percent, 18 days behind the five-year average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 20 percent, down 1 percentage point from the previous week. Nearly all of the soybean crop has been harvested,
22 days behind normal.
Sunflowers harvested reached 87 percent this week, over 3 weeks behind average.