Minnesota corn harvest reaches 83%


Minnesota corn harvest reaches 83%

More than three quarters of Minnesota’s corn crop has been harvested.

In fact, the USDA’s latest weekly report says as of Sunday, 83% is out.  That’s three weeks ahead of last year and 10 days faster than the five-year average.

Corn moisture content is averaging 17 percent.

The sunflower harvest advanced to 97 percent complete, over a month ahead of 2019.

Other field activities at the end of October included fall tillage and manure application.

Redwood County crop and livestock farmer Mike Landuyt is wrapping up fall fieldwork.

“I realize everyone wasn’t so lucky, but we were in a really sweet spot with our crop. We had phenomenal yields, it came out in really good shape, didn’t have to have a lot of LP to dry the corn. Markets, for the most part, are up. So big yields, higher prices, lower inputs. What’s there to complain about?”

Landuyt tells Brownfield he’s pleased to see softer fertilizer prices this fall.  Anhydrous ammonia is currently priced as low as it’s been in nearly a decade.