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Harvest advances rapidly minnesota

Minnesota’s harvest advanced rapidly during the week ending Oct. 27 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Minnesota Field Office, Oct. 28.

Minnesota had 5.3 days rated suitable for fieldwork. Minnesota’s average temperature was 6.0 degrees below normal at 36.0 degrees. The average precipitation statewide was 0.42 inch below normal at 0.08 inch. Topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies were 91 and 73 percent adequate to surplus, respectively. North Central Minnesota had the coldest average temperature at 34.3 degrees. The wettest region was East Central with 0.22 inch average precipitation.

More than one-quarter of Minnesota’s corn for grain was harvested during the week, advancing to 48 percent complete. Average corn moisture at harvest remained at 21 percent. Corn condition improved slightly to 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 47 percent good and 12 percent excellent.

For the first time this season, soybean progress was ahead of normal. Soybean harvest was 91 percent complete, 3 percentage points ahead of normal. The average moisture content of harvested soybeans also remained 13 percent.

Sugarbeets were 84 percent lifted, compared with last year’s 90 percent. Canola was 93 percent harvested, compared to the normal 100 percent. Dry beans and potatoes were both nearly finished with 96 percent harvested. Sunflower harvest advanced 21 percentage points to 37 percent complete, remaining well behind the normal 67 percent.

Pasture conditions improved to 39 percent good to excellent.

Date: 11/04/2013

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