Rains Help Corn, Beans
Early morning sunrise over a field of corn or maize in the Charente region of France. Light catching the leaves and colour bouncing off the clouds.

Minnesota had 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 14, 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Reporters noted that row crops were looking better after recent rainfall. 

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 7 percent very short, 21 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

 Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 5 percent very short, 19 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. 

Corn silking was at 97 percent. Corn dough reached 44 percent, 6 days behind the 5-year average. Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. 

Soybeans blooming or beyond reached 96 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 77 percent, one week behind average. Soybean condition was 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. 

Oats were 95 percent coloring and 47 percent harvested. Oat condition was 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. 

Spring wheat was 91 percent coloring and 12 percent harvested. Spring wheat condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 76 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. 

Barley was 96 percent coloring and 13 percent harvested. Barley condition was 0 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. 

Dry edible beans were 91 percent setting pods. Dry edible bean condition was 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. 

Sunflower condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 81 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. 

Potato condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 4 percent fair, 69 percent good, and 27 percent excellent. Potato harvest was 3 percent complete.

Sugarbeet condition was 2 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 18 percent good, and 56 percent excellent. 

Alfalfa hay second cutting was at 92 percent.  All hay condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 16 percent excellent. 

Pasture condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.


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