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Soybean and corn harvest underway in Minnesota

Soybean harvest is underway with scattered reports of corn for grain harvest across southern Minnesota. 

The latest weekly crop report from USDA says as of Sunday, seven percent of the state’s soybean acres are harvested, compared to zero percent last year and in line with the five-year average.

Soybeans dropping leaves reached 71 percent, nearly two weeks faster than a year ago and five days faster than normal.

Seventy-six percent of soybeans are considered good to excellent.

Corn at maturity reached 63 percent, more than three weeks ahead of 2019 and 10 days ahead of the five-year average.

Corn condition improved slightly on the week to seventy-seven percent good to excellent.

Fourteen percent of Minnesota’s sugarbeet acres are harvested, with 93 percent of the crop rated good to excellent.

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