Warm, dry weather has allowed farmers plenty of time in the fields. Sugar beets are now 95 percent harvested, corn 79 percent.
Minnesota crops ready to harvest weeks ahead of schedule
Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of the dry weather and getting an early start on the fall harvest. Combines started rolling through corn and soybean fields last week, the Pioneer Press reports. Despite the lack of rain, Minnesota escaped the disastrous drought conditions seen in much of the nation's heartland.