Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of warmer, dry days to spray weeds and bale hay. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says 90 percent of the sugarbeet crop is rated good to excellent. Sixty-three percent of the spring wheat crop is jointed or beyond, which is two days ahead of average. Spring wheat is six percent headed, which is four days behind last year, with conditions rated 84 percent good to excellent. Corn condition is down slightly to 88 percent good to excellent. Minnesota’s soybean crop is nine days ahead of average, with the crop rated 83 percent good to excellent. Potato planting is nearing completion, with the conditions rated 92 percent good to excellent.
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