Area grain producers continued to make progress on corn and soybean harvest this past week as dry conditions persist across the state.
According to the USDA, NASS, Minnesota Field Office, this year's harvest is well ahead of average.
As of September 16, the soybean harvest advanced to 16 percent complete, compared to 1
percent for the five year average. The average moisture content of harvested soybeans was 12 percent.
Corn harvest advanced to 12 percent complete, compared to 1 percent average. The average moisture content of harvested corn was 21 percent.
Crop development continued ahead of average. Corn was 80 percent mature, compared to 23 percent last year and 30 percent average. Soybeans were 57 percent mature, compared to 5 percent last year and 13 percent average.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 32 percent very short, 44 percent short, and 24 percent adequate compared to 27 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 31 percent adequate the previous week.