MN Harvest Nears Completion

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Corn for grain harvest neared completion as Minnesota farmers took advantage of the 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 25.

According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, field activities included harvesting corn and sunflowers, baling corn stalks, spreading fertilizer, and finishing fall tillage on suitable ground.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 25 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 24 percent surplus.

Corn for grain harvest, at 96 percent complete, was 5 days behind the five-year average. Moisture content of corn being harvested for grain averaged 17 percent.

Sunflower harvest was 98 percent complete, 4 days behind the previous year.

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