23% of U.S. corn, soybeans harvested
This year’s U.S. corn and soybean harvests are nearly a quarter complete. That followed a generally good week for weather for harvest activity, with possible delays later this week from an expected cooler, wetter weather pattern in parts of the Midwest and Plains.
The USDA says 23% of U.S. corn is harvested as of Sunday and 82% of the crop is mature, both ahead of average, with 53% in good to excellent condition, unchanged on the week.
23% of U.S. soybeans are harvested, with 86% of the crop dropping leaves, faster than their respective typical paces, while 52% rated good to excellent, 2% higher.
40% of winter wheat has been planted, compared to the five-year average of 43%, and 15% has emerged, compared to 16% on average.
18% of cotton is harvested and 75% of bolls have opening, ahead of usual, with 30% of the crop in good to excellent shape, steady with a week ago.
75% of rice is harvested, compared to 69% normally in early October.
96% of sorghum is coloring, 70% is mature, and 35% is harvested, all faster than average, with 41% of the crop called good to excellent, down 2%.
35% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are reported as good to excellent, a week-to-week decline of 1%.
The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition numbers run through November.