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More than 80% of Minnesota corn crop in good to excellent condition

More than 80 percent of Minnesota’s corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition.

In its latest progress report, the USDA says early week rainfall paired with warm, dry conditions towards the end of the week allowed for overall crop advancement.

Farm management analyst Kent Thiesse says despite some damaging thunderstorms in parts of the state, most farmers are pleased with weather so far this month.

“We had an extremely warm first half of June, then together with some timely rainfall, crop conditions in many areas have really started to take off and improve.”

Thiesse is based near Mankato in south-central Minnesota.

The condition of the soybean crop did drop one percent compared to the previous week to 77 percent good to excellent.

And the first cutting of alfalfa is almost finished, with scattered reports of Minnesota farmers beginning their second cutting.

 

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