Minnesota farmers remain concerned about the lack of rain. USDA reporters say topsoil moisture is 10% very short, 36% short, and only 51% adequate with similar subsoil measurements.
Minnesota’s corn is starting to silk about three days ahead of average with 3% of the corn now silking. Sixty-one percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition.
Twenty-nine percent of the state’s soybeans are now blooming, five days ahead of average and 10 days ahead of last year. Sixty-four percent of the soybean crop is rated good to excellent.