Archived Story

Minnesota farmers make harvest progress

Published 10:45am Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Minnesota farmers continue to make progress on the corn and soybean harvests.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that the soybean harvest advanced to 16 percent complete as of Sunday, compared with 1 percent for the five-year average. The corn harvest advanced to 12 percent, compared with a 1 percent average.

The agency’s weekly crop progress report also says Minnesota’s potato harvest has advanced to 50 percent complete, compared with 35 percent last year at this time and a 39 percent average. The state’s dry bean harvest advanced to 72 percent complete, compared with 22 percent last year and a 32 percent average. Minnesota sugarbeets were 12 percent harvested, compared with 2 percent last year and a 6 percent average.

The state’s sweet corn harvest is 93 percent complete.

Editor's Picks

Unused prescriptions find a home: Program removed 622 pounds of drugs in 2014

A new program in the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office collects and destroys unwanted prescription drugs from anybody in the county, and its organizers say ... Read more

Author to share lessons from family tragedy

A renowned health care worker and public speaker who suffered a tragedy has made rounds across the country for years, and will speak next week ... Read more

Fergus Falls Festival of Quilts returning to town

Quilters will put their heart into their work at the Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls next week. The biennial Fergus Falls Festival of Quilts, ... Read more

Seniors support elementary kids: Mentor program matches high schoolers with younger students

A course at Fergus Falls High School gives students first-hand experience working with an elementary class and has become a valuable asset to elementary teachers. ... Read more