ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Warmer weather and limited rain this past week helped Minnesota's farm fields to dry out a bit from a rainy May.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that topsoil moisture supplies declined slightly as daytime highs reach 90 degrees or hotter in many locations across Minnesota. As of Sunday, according to the weekly crop weather report, topsoil moisture was rated 85 percent adequate to surplus, compared with 95 percent the previous week.
Statewide, there were 5.7 days rated suitable for fieldwork.
Crop conditions held mostly steady. Eighty-two percent of the corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition, while 74 percent of soybeans were rated good to excellent.
Sweet corn is now 69 percent planted compared with 61 percent last year and 74 percent for the five-year average.
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.