Harvest continued for select crops despite snow cover over much of Minnesota dropping the number of days suitable for fieldwork to 3.2 during the week ending December 8, 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Field activities for the week consisted of harvesting corn and sunflowers. 

Other field activities included minimal amounts of fall tillage and fertilizer application as conditions allowed.

Corn harvested for grain reached 93 percent, just over 3 weeks behind the five-year average. 

Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 20 percent, unchanged from the previous week.

Sunflowers harvested reached 94 percent this week, over 3 weeks behind average.