In most years, the corn harvest would be wrapped up before Thanksgiving. Not so this year. The spring floods and delayed growing conditions are keeping moisture levels high and pushing picking dates deeper into the calendar.

This week’s USDA Crop Progress report shows the U.S. corn harvest at 78 percent complete, compared with 97 percent complete during the same period last year. According to the five-year average, 94 percent of the U.S. corn harvest would be complete as of this week.

Not surprisingly, states in the northern Corn Belt region are furthest behind, with corn harvest 70 percent complete in Iowa, 67 percent in Nebraska and 33 percent and 59 percent complete in North Dakota and South Dakota, respectively. Minnesota is lagging as well.

Soybean harvest went a bit better, although yields were down a bit. This year's harvest at 95 percent complete, is slightly ahead of last year and on-par with the five-year average.

Looking at other crops, the new winter wheat crop also is on track, with 96 percent planted and 88 percent emerged, matching the five-year average for both measurements.

For the full report, click here.