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
Not surprisingly, states in the northern
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.
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