USDA Crop Progress – April 22

North Dakota farmers are planting crops in the western part of the state. However, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says, on average, farmers intend to begin fieldwork closer to May. Topsoil moisture rates at 91 percent adequate to surplus.
Snowmelt and receding floodwaters are causing saturated cropland across Minnesota. In the southern part of the state, farmers are tilling fields and applying fertilizer with some planting noted. USDA reports half a day suitable for fieldwork last week.
Farmers ranging from the Pacific Northwest to Wyoming and Colorado have begun the 2019 planting season. At this time, no dry bean plantings have been reported by USDA. Stay up to date on the latest Crop Progress reports by clicking here.