The 2023 U.S. corn and soybean harvests remain ahead of average following another week with generally friendly weather for activity. Most forecasts do have the potential for delays this week, including the chance of the first major snow storm of the year in parts of the northern U.S. Plains and Midwest.
The USDA says that as of Sunday, 59% of the U.S. corn crop is harvested, compared to 54% on average, with 76% of U.S. soybeans harvested, compared to the five-year average of 67%.
77% of winter wheat is planted and 53% has emerged, close to the respective normal rates.
41% of cotton is harvested and 90% of bolls have opening, both near average, with 29% of the crop rated good to excellent, down 1% on the week.
91% of rice is harvested, compared to 93% typically in late October.
67% of sorghum is harvested and 96% of the crop has reached maturity, faster than the usual rates.
31% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, 2% less than last week.
The USDA’s weekly national crop progress and condition reports run through the end of November.