Minnesota Crop Progress
A mild week weather-wise gave Minnesota farmers
4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending
May 21, 2023, according to the USDA’s National
Agricultural Statistics Service. The majority of
fieldwork for the week was planting crops. Some
livestock were released to pastures.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3 percent very
short, 9 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and
20 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 3 percent very short, 9 percent short,
72 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus.
Corn planting reached 80 percent complete, 1 week
ahead of last year and 1 day ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn emergence reached 44 percent. Soybean
planting was 53 percent complete, 1 week ahead of last
year but 1 day behind the 5-year average. Soybean
emergence reached 19 percent.
Planting progress for barley reached 66 percent with
24 percent of the crop emerged. Oats planted was at
77 percent with 49 percent emerged. Spring wheat
planting reached 74 percent with 30 percent emerged.
Dry edible beans planting reached 27 percent with
1 percent emerged. Potato planting was at 56 percent,
sugarbeets planting was at 94 percent, and sunflower
planting reached 29 percent. The first cutting of alfalfa
hay started at 2 percent.
All hay condition was rated 68 percent good to
excellent, and pasture condition was rated
64 percent good to excellent