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Corn Emerging in Minnesota Behind Average

Updated: 06/02/2014 8:29 PM
Created: 06/02/2014 8:28 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Warm weather is helping crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average.

According to the weekly Minnesota crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 93 percent of the corn crop is planted, which is near the five-year average of 95 percent.

But only 69 percent of the corn crop has emerged, compared with the average of 82 percent.

Soybean planting is 75 percent complete, a jump of 26 percentage points from last week but still 5 points behind the average.

Spring wheat planting and development also is behind average. Sugar beets are the only crop in Minnesota ahead of average, with 99 percent planted.

There were nearly five days suitable for fieldwork across Minnesota last week.

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