The U.S. corn and soybean harvests stayed ahead of average last week, but progress in some areas was checked by cold, wet, and even snowy conditions in parts of the Midwest and Plains.
The USDA says 82% of corn is harvested as of Sunday, compared to 72% last week and the five-year average of 69%, and 87% of beans are harvested, compared to 83% a week ago and 83% on average.
89% of winter wheat is planted, compared to the usual rate of 86%, with 71% of the crop emerged, compared to 70% on average, and 43% rated good to excellent, up 2% on the week, but 14% below this time last year.
82% of sorghum is harvested, compared to the typical pace of 71%.
52% of cotton is harvested, compared to 49% normally in early November, with 37% of the crop in good to excellent condition, 3% lower than a week ago.
96% of rice is harvested, compared to 99% on average.
62% of the continental U.S. has adequate to surplus topsoil moisture and 56% reports adequate to surplus subsoil moisture.
The USDA’s next set of production estimates is out November 10th.