Today’s USDA Crop Progress Report shows that 80% of the overall soybean crop has been harvested in the U.S. The corn crop is 65% harvested. Both crops area ahead of the five-year average pace, but well behind last year’s harvest pace.
Ninety-seven percent of the corn crop has reached maturity, with many states at the 100% mark. As has been the case season long, Ohio is lagging behind the hverage at 76% mature. The corn harvest is underway in every state, with almost half over the states nearly finished. Michigan and Ohio have the least harvested acreage with 20% and 14% harvested, respectively. The corn is 54% good/excellent, up one percentage point from last week. Nineteen percent of the crop remains in very poor/poor condition. The Texas crop appears the worst hit at 68% of its corn crop in very poor/poor condition. Nebraska looks to have the best corn condition overall at 78% good/excellent.
The soybean harvest is 9 points ahead of the five-year average harvest pace at 80% harvested. Last year, soybean farmers had taken 91% of the crop out by this time. Minnesota is reporting 100% completion with soybean harvest, and a handful of other states have less than 10% to go, including South and North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Louisiana. North Carolina has harvested the fewest beans and has 79% of their crop still in the field. However, they’re ahead of average pace by 5 points.