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Rains Quench Dry Areas of Minnesota; Some Farmers Need More

Rains Quench Dry Areas of Minnesota; Some Farmers Need More Photo: File Photo

August 07, 2017 04:16 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Rains quenched dry areas of Minnesota's farm country last week but farmers in some southern and northern counties were left hoping for more.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota that topsoil moisture supplies are rated 20 percent short and 5 percent very short.

But 80 percent of the state's corn crop is in good to excellent condition, down just 1 point from last week. The state's soybeans are rated 74 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.

Nine percent of the spring wheat crop has been harvested, 11 days behind the five-year average, but the condition is rated 85 percent good to excellent. The state's barley and potato harvests are also underway.


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