Beginning today, Minnesota farmers can turn to a vital source for information on their crops and weather by referring to the weekly crop and weather report from the Minnesota Field Office of the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS). NASS resumes its crop and weather reports at 3:00 p.m. today for the week ending April 7. These weekly reports contain the latest summary information on crop progress, crop conditions and weather across the state from the planting and growing seasons through harvest.
The reports are posted on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time on the USDA, NASS/Minnesota Field Office webpage at http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Minnesota/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/index.asp
and are offered in both written and audio formats. A “Weekly Crop Report” link is also available on the MDA’s home page at www.mda.state.mn.us.
The information is published jointly by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and USDA, NASS. Similar reports are published in all 50 states, using data collected by a network of county-level reporters. In Minnesota, these reporters are typically a member of the County Food and Agriculture Council.