Oct 24, 2013 at 5:43 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Mother nature is providing more challenges to area farmers trying to get their corn crop harvested.
In their latest weekly crop report, USDA says 95-percent of Minnesota's corn crop is mature, but only 19-percent of the harvest is complete.
Dan Martens--University of Minnesota agriculture extension agent--says these have been tough drying conditions, with the damp and cold weather we've had.
Martens says we're past the point where a hard freeze will do any damage. In fact, he says the coled temps might help firm up soft fields and help aid the dry-down of unharvested corn.
The soybean harvest is more advanced. USDA says it is 80-percent complete--slightly behind the normal 83 percent.
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