NASS MN Crop Progress
Warmer temps and lighter rains enabled Minnesota
farmers to get out in their fields with 4.5 days suitable
for fieldwork for the week ending May 7, 2023,
according to the USDA’s National Agricultural
Statistics Service. Fieldwork included spreading
manure and fertilizer, tillage, and planting. No
livestock losses were reported and some cattle were
moved to pasture.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3 percent very
short, 6 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and
19 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 3 percent very short, 11 percent short,
72 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus.
Corn planting reached 38 percent complete, 9 days
ahead of last year but 1 day behind the 5-year average.
Corn emergence reached 2 percent. Soybean planting
was 13 percent complete, 9 days ahead of last year but
4 days behind the 5-year average.
Planting progress for barley reached 9 percent with
2 percent of the crop emerged. Oats planted was at
36 percent with 19 percent emerged. Spring wheat
planting reached 7 percent.
Dry edible beans planting began at 1 percent, potato
planting was at 16 percent, and sugarbeets planting
was at 23 percent.
All hay condition was rated 35 percent good to
excellent, and pasture condition was rated
38 percent good to excellent.