MN Harvest Moves Along

Minnesota had 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 30, 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average temperatures were five-to-ten degrees higher than normal over most of the state. 

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 21 percent very short, 33 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 17 percent very short, 35 percent short, 47 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. 

Corn harvested for grain was at 80 percent, on pace with last year and about ten days ahead of the 5-year average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 17 percent. 

Sunflowers were 55 percent harvested, about ten days behind last year and six days behind the 5-year average. 

Pasture conditions were rated 8 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.