With Corn Still Standing in MN, Planting Must Go On


The show must go on with this spring planting season even as folks in western Minnesota are reporting that wet soil conditions have been hampering with their corn harvest!  According to our friends at the Red River Farm Network in eastern North Dakota, standing corn is backing up a lot of the spring fieldwork and becoming a real stumbling block for people wanting to get crops in there.

In looking to the “Crop Weather Report” released yesterday from the USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, they tell us that spring wheat planting is 79{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} complete nationally.  The U.S. winter wheat crop is rated at 66{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} good-to-excellent.

In Montana, winter wheat conditions have increased slightly with 65 percent good-to-excellent.  Spring wheat progress took a big jump up from the previous week and the crop is now 81{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} planted. 

That spring wheat seeding in North Dakota gained 15 percentage points, reaching 68 percent complete. 

In South Dakota, 83{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of the winter wheat is rated good-to-excellent and the spring wheat is almost completely seeded at 92{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4}.

In Wyoming, the winter wheat condition was reported at 81 percent good or better, down compared to 2009 but steady with last week and well above the multi-year average.  Barley is 85{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} planted and 47{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} emerged.  66{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of spring wheat is in the ground and 90{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of sugarbeets are planted.

Click on your state below to view the full report from the USDA.




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Haylie Shipp




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