USDA Reports 16% Of Corn, 14% Of Soybeans Harvested


The USDA says this year’s national corn and soybean harvests stayed ahead of average last week, despite delays in some areas because of heavy rainfall.

As of Sunday, 16% of U.S. corn is harvested, 97% has dented, and 72% has reached maturity, all ahead of the respective five-year averages of 11%, 93%, and 53%. 69% of the crop is rated good to excellent, up 1% on the week.

14% of U.S. soybeans are harvested and 71% are at the leaf dropping stage, also faster than the usual paces of 8% and 57%, respectively, with 68% of the crop in good to excellent shape, also up 1% from a week ago.

28% of winter wheat is planted, compared to 26% normally this time of year, while the spring wheat harvest is officially wrapped up.

45% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, a 1% week to week improvement.

The USDA’s updated small grains production numbers are out Friday, with new supply and demand estimates due October 11th.


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