Parts of the state received large amounts of
precipitation, but overall Minnesota farmers had
4.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending
May 14, 2023, according to the USDA’s National
Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork included
planting and some pre-emerge spraying. Pastures and
hay were reported to be greening up. No livestock
issues were reported.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 2 percent very
short, 5 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and
27 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 2 percent very short, 7 percent short,
71 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus.
Corn planting reached 61 percent complete, 8 days
ahead of last year and 1 day ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn emergence reached 15 percent. Soybean
planting was 30 percent complete, 8 days ahead of last
year but 3 days behind the 5-year average. Soybean
emergence reached 4 percent.
Planting progress for barley reached 23 percent with
4 percent of the crop emerged. Oats planted was at
53 percent with 28 percent emerged. Spring wheat
planting reached 28 percent with 3 percent emerged.
Dry edible beans planting reached 6 percent, potato
planting was at 40 percent, sugarbeet planting was
75 percent complete, and sunflower planting began at
1 percent.
All hay condition was rated 55 percent good to
excellent, and pasture condition was rated
52 percent good to excellent.