Posted: Nov 7, 2017
There were 2.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending November 5, 2017 according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Heavy rainfall throughout the week slowed harvest of many crops. Some producers in northern Michigan received a few inches of snow.
Corn and soybean harvest continued in between rain events. Dry bean harvest neared completion and winter wheat planting was wrapping up for the season. Sugarbeet harvest was still ongoing, but some producers were waiting for dryer conditions before proceeding with harvest. Hay third and fourth cutting were progressing slowly. The ground was too wet this past week for much fieldwork activities.