Regardless of the conditions, farmers have little choice but to begin harvesting when their corn, soybeans or other crops are ready. Farmers are being urged to keep a fire extinguisher, water and shovel with them in the fields.
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It's only mid-September, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 12 percent of Minnesota's corn crop is already harvested. The Pioneer Press notes that is roughly three weeks earlier than last year. The soybean harvest is also well ahead of the five-year average with 16 percent complete.
Minn. corn farmers projected to harvest record crop
Minnesota's cornfields will average 168 bushels an acre this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Pioneer Press reports this would be Minnesota's largest corn crop in state history and make the state the second largest corn producer in the country -- only trailing Iowa.
State farmers urged by DNR to take fire precautions
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning farmers across the state to take precautions as they begin the fall harvest of their crops because the dry conditions could present fire hazards. The DNR says fires can be sparked by equipment in dry fields, so they urge farmers to prep their machinery to avoid overheating and sparks.
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.
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