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National Corn Harvest Struggles Just Past Half Done- Soybeans Hit Three Fourths Mark at the Start of November

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:20:43 CST

National Corn Harvest Struggles Just Past Half Done- Soybeans Hit Three Fourths Mark at the Start of November The first Crop Progress Report for November shows a disappointing corn harvest number- while the national soybean harvest stat is slightly behind what the pre report trade expectation was.

In the case of corn, harvest through November 3rd is only 52% complete- versus an expected number for this week's report by the trade of 58%. That 52% number continues to be well under the 74% of a year ago and the 75% five year average. The "I" states are all roughly 30 pecentage points behind normal- Iowa at 43%, Indiana at 57% and Illinois at 58%. The harvest situation in North Dakota appears to be in the most dire condition- only 10% of their corn crop is now harvested versus a five year average of 60% by this date.

The soybean harvest number this week is at 75%- versus 77% expected by the trade. In 2018 by this date- the soybean harvest was 81% complete, while the five year average stands at 87%. Both Illinois and Iowa have a five year soybean harvest number for this week of 91%- Illinois is 14 percentage points under that at 77% and Iowa is 11 percentage points behind at 80%. Missouri is struggling with their soybean harvest at just 54% harvested- 19 percentage points behind their five year average of 73% harvested.

Nationally- the US Cotton Crop is actually ahead of a year ago and the five year average- now at 53% harvested versus 48% a year ago and the five year number- 51%.

The southern plains wheat crop is almost all in the ground- with Oklahoma now 93% planted and Kansas checking in at 94% planted- both of thoese numbers are 12 percentage points ahead of planting in each state- and both numbers are exactly three percentage points ahead of the five year average. Texas still has some planting to do- now at 78% planted- one point behind the five year average but six points farther along than in 2018. Emergence in the three southern plains states now stands at 83% for Oklahoma, 72% for Kansas and 57% in Texas.

To review all the numbers on all the crops, and topsoil and subsoil numbers- click or tap here. (last week's report was the last one of the season for Pasture and Range conditions.)

Let's take a quick look at the three State reports- Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

In Oklahoma- let's talk harvest- Corn harvested reached 92 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.
Sorghum harvested reached 69 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 4 points from normal.
Soybeans harvested reached 42 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 13 points from normal.
Peanuts harvested reached 67 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.
Cotton harvested reached 33 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

Click or tap here for the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress Report.

In Kansas:
Corn harvested was 83 percent, near 84 last year, and behind 89 average.
Soybeans harvested was 70 percent, ahead of 60 last year, but behind 77 average.
Sorghum harvested was 69 percent, well ahead of 47 last year, and ahead of 63 average.
Cotton harvested was 18 percent, ahead of 7 last year, and near 15 average.
Sunflowers harvested was 63 percent, ahead of 49 last year and 53 average.

Click or tap here for the Kansas Crop Progress update for the week ending November 3rd.

Finally- In Texas:
Cotton harvest was progressing in the Plains, South East Texas, the Trans-Pecos and the Edwards Plateau. Dryland cotton was being plowed under in some areas of the High Plains.

Corn and sorghum harvest continued in the Northern High Plains, while peanut harvest continued in the Southern High Plains, the Cross Timbers and South Texas.

Click or tap here to jump over to the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition report.



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