Majority of Minnesota’s corn and soybeans in good to excellent condition

The USDA says Minnesota farmers spent the past week cutting hay, replanting crops, and applying herbicides.

According to the latest weekly crop report, corn emergence reached 96 percent, with nearly 70 percent of the acreage in good to excellent condition.

Soybean emergence is 93 percent, which is more than a week ahead of the five-year average.  Seventy percent of Minnesota’s soybean crop is rated good to excellent.

Spring wheat development is about a week and-a-half ahead of normal, with 71 percent in the good to excellent category.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay is at 59 percent, with 54 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition.

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