Minnesota crop ratings continue to fall

Minnesota crop condition ratings fell after another week of hot, dry, and humid weather.

The latest USDA crop report says just 38 percent of corn is considered good to excellent, a drop of four percentage points on the week.

Corn silking reached 90 percent, one day ahead of last year and a week and-a-half faster than the five-year average.

Soybeans rated good to excellent declined 7 percent to 36 percent, with crop development about five days ahead of normal.

Less than 10 percent of Minnesota’s spring wheat acres are considered good to excellent, oat condition declined to 22 percent good to excellent, and only 15 percent of barley is good to excellent.

The second cutting of alfalfa is at 80 percent, compared to 66 percent a week ago.

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