Despite recent rains and muddy fields, corn harvest was proceeding Monday morning at a farm west of Spicer. Overall, crop harvest has been slowed by the conditions, especially corn. The state crop-weather report issued Monday shows that 19 percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested, compared to 95 percent at this time last year and 49 percent on a five-year average. Soybeans are 80 percent harvested, on par with the five-year average of 83 percent. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
Crop harvest slowed by conditions but yields better than expected after wet spring, summer drought
WILLMAR — Reports from west central Minnesota farmers and agriculture professionals reflect the USDA crop-weather report issued Monday: the crop harvest has been slowed by rain, but yields are better than some farmers expected after a wet,
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