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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Fall Harvest Wraps Up And Winter Wheat Crop Condition Improves as USDA Issues Last Crop Progress Report For 2020
As the 2020 growing season ends so does the weekly USDA Crop Progress reports. According to the USDA this week’s update will be the last one issued for 2020. The crop progress reports will resume April 5, 2021.

The only three major national crops remaining to be harvested are cotton, peanuts and sunflowers.

Cotton harvest is pegged at 84 percent, which is 5 points ahead of normal.

Virginia, at 62 percent complete, has the most cotton harvest yet to complete.

In the 8 major peanut producing states, harvest is 96 percent complete, right on the average mark for this time of year.

Sunflower harvest, at 97 percent complete is 10 points ahead of the average.

The biggest story is the condition of the nation’s winter wheat crop which is rated at 46 percent in the good to excellent category, a 3-point improvement from last week. The remainder is rated 36 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor.

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