But the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its weekly crop weather report Monday, also warns of precipitation shortfalls in the southern third of Minnesota. Topsoil moisture was rated 7 percent very short, 22 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus, a decline from a week ago.
Spring wheat was 77 percent harvested, surpassing the five-year average of 76 percent. Oats were 90 percent harvested, compared to a 91 percent average, while barley was 76 percent harvested, compared with an 83 percent average.
Corn condition ratings were 24 percent fair and 51 percent good, a slight decrease. Soybean condition ratings fell slightly to 26 percent fair and 50 percent good.