The USDA says the 2021 U.S. corn and soybean harvests advanced last week, but some areas are experiencing delays. Most of those delays are in the eastern Midwest, with parts of that region excessively wet, and a slow soybean harvest could impact winter wheat planting in double crop areas.
As of Sunday, 84% of U.S. corn is harvested, compared to 74% last week and the five-year average of 78%, while 87% of soybeans are harvested, compared to 79% a week ago and 88% on average.
91% of winter wheat is planted, matching the usual pace, and 74% has emerged, compared to 77% typically in early November, with 45% of the crop rated good to excellent, unchanged on the week.
55% of cotton is harvested, compared to 57% on average and 98% of the crop are opening bolls, in-line with the normal rate.
The USDA’s next set of production numbers it out Tuesday, November 9th at Noon Eastern/11 Central.