U.S. Corn, Sorghum, Soybean Harvest Running Ahead, Wheat Planting Reaches Halfway MarkMon, 05 Oct 2015 19:43:06 CDT
The nationís corn, sorghum and soybean harvest, along with the nation's winter wheat planting has progressed ahead of the five year average. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report has cotton and peanut harvest nearly in-line with normal.
USDA reports corn harvest has reached 27 percent complete, ahead of the five year average of 32. Maturity was running ahead, with 86 percent of the crop mature. In the Corn Belt, harvest in Illinois has reached 50 percent complete, Indiana was at 29 percent and Iowa was at 13 percent. The quality of the crop has improved in gaining two points in the excellent category. USDA reports 68 percent of the crop was in good to excellent condition.
Sorghum harvest was 43 percent complete, ahead of five-year average of 37. Crop maturity was 12 points ahead of the five year average. Arkansas and Louisiana has completed harvest and Missouri was 84 percent complete. The quality of the crop was unchanged over last week,with 65 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition.
Soybean harvest was 42 percent complete, ten points ahead of the five year average. Eighty five percent of the crop was dropping leaves, slightly ahead of schedule. Harvest was 81 percent complete in Louisiana, followed by 69 percent complete in Mississippi and Minnesota. The soybean crop condition gained two points, with 64 percent in good to excellent condition.
Cotton harvest was 16 percent complete, two points behind the five-year average. Harvest was 58 percent complete in Louisiana. Cotton bolls opening was at 77 percent, near the five year average. Crop condition was downgraded slightly with 48 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition.
Peanut harvest was 23 percent complete, nearly in line with the five year average. The condition of the crop dropped four points since last week, with 67 percent in good to excellent condition.
Winter wheat planting reached 49 percent complete, two points behind the average of 51. Planting was the furthest along in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. Twenty percent of the crop has emerged, that was two points behind average.
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