A warm, rainy week benefitted most cropland in the Minnesota except for flood-plagued northwestern Minnesota, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly crop weather report.
Widespread rains relieved previously dry conditions in a band from west-central through northeastern Minnesota, the service said Monday. By contrast, additional rain in northwestern Minnesota caused more flooding and erosion and dimmed the prospects for late replanting of cash crops.
Statewide topsoil moisture conditions as of Friday were rated 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus.
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