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Corn 54% Harvested, Soybeans 41%

October 2, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

See which states are making the most harvest progress.

Soybean and corn harvest is clipping along at a rapid pace across the Midwest. Currently, 54% of the U.S. corn crop has been harvested, according to USDA’s latest crop progress and condition ratings. The five-year average for this time of year is 20%.

Soybean harvest is 22 percentage points ahead of the five-year average. Currently 41% is harvested, a big jump from last week's 22%.

Cotton harvest is slightly behing schedule. Currently 14% is chedule, which compares to a five-year average of 15.

Read the latest harvest news and check out AgWeb’s Corn Harvest Map and Soybean Harvest Map.
 

How do your crops look? Submit your report to AgWeb Crop Comments!

 

Corn Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 30,:September 23,:September 30,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      4            19            26            13      
Illinois .......:     29            54            71            33      
Indiana ........:      9            26            35            22      
Iowa ...........:     10            37            56             8      
Kansas .........:     50            64            74            43      
Kentucky .......:     53            71            80            58      
Michigan .......:      3            10            17             9      
Minnesota ......:      5            30            53             5      
Missouri .......:     61            80            88            45      
Nebraska .......:     10            36            53            10      
North Carolina .:     86            76            85            82      
North Dakota ...:      1            20            36             1      
Ohio ...........:      2             8            14            11      
Pennsylvania ...:      6            11            18            20      
South Dakota ...:      6            36            55             6      
Tennessee ......:     78            85            92            73      
Texas ..........:     73            69            75            73      
Wisconsin ......:      4            12            23             7      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     18            39            54            20      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 30, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    47          19          20          12           2     
Illinois .......:    42          33          18           7           -     
Indiana ........:    35          31          23          10           1     
Iowa ...........:    19          28          33          18           2     
Kansas .........:    41          30          21           8           -     
Kentucky .......:    47          33          14           5           1     
Michigan .......:    21          24          27          27           1     
Minnesota ......:     4          10          27          45          14     
Missouri .......:    58          26          11           4           1     
Nebraska .......:    22          20          26          27           5     
North Carolina .:     4          11          29          42          14     
North Dakota ...:     3          10          30          53           4     
Ohio ...........:    22          29          33          15           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     2           8          22          51          17     
South Dakota ...:    20          25          29          22           4     
Tennessee ......:    22          29          30          17           2     
Texas ..........:     7          12          30          37          14     
Wisconsin ......:    19          19          26          29           7     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    26          24          25          21           4     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    27          24          25          21           3     
Previous year ..:     7          13          28          41          11     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          


 

Soybeans Dropping Leaves - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 30,:September 23,:September 30,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     46            58             71           53      
Illinois .......:     72            66             85           74      
Indiana ........:     72            80             88           81      
Iowa ...........:     75            78             93           81      
Kansas .........:     60            47             61           66      
Kentucky .......:     68            59             72           74      
Louisiana ......:     92            81             89           89      
Michigan .......:     60            70             91           75      
Minnesota ......:     88            96            100           92      
Mississippi ....:     86            84             93           83      
Missouri .......:     56            41             57           52      
Nebraska .......:     69            69             91           79      
North Carolina .:     32            21             31           37      
North Dakota ...:     95            99            100           92      
Ohio ...........:     50            73             86           80      
South Dakota ...:     92            98            100           92      
Tennessee ......:     63            62             72           74      
Wisconsin ......:     67            78             91           77      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     71            73             85           77      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Soybeans Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 96% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 30,:September 23,:September 30,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     21            34            42            24      
Illinois .......:     10             8            22            21      
Indiana ........:      4            10            18            22      
Iowa ...........:     16            23            54            21      
Kansas .........:     12             5            12            11      
Kentucky .......:      8            13            26            14      
Louisiana ......:     76            60            73            65      
Michigan .......:      1             6            24            11      
Minnesota ......:     26            45            76            23      
Mississippi ....:     45            62            77            52      
Missouri .......:      8             4             9             8      
Nebraska .......:     15            19            48            16      
North Carolina .:      3             1             3             2      
North Dakota ...:     32            56            80            22      
Ohio ...........:      -             8            14            17      
South Dakota ...:     22            47            79            16      
Tennessee ......:     11             9            17            20      
Wisconsin ......:      1            14            42             8      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     15            22            41            19      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 30, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     4          14          34          38          10     
Illinois .......:    17          24          37          20           2     
Indiana ........:    15          19          37          24           5     
Iowa ...........:    11          20          37          29           3     
Kansas .........:    32          33          27           6           2     
Kentucky .......:     8          13          30          38          11     
Louisiana ......:     2           6          26          48          18     
Michigan .......:    12          19          30          34           5     
Minnesota ......:     3           8          29          48          12     
Mississippi ....:     6           9          18          48          19     
Missouri .......:    36          31          23           9           1     
Nebraska .......:    20          28          33          17           2     
North Carolina .:     -           3          20          57          20     
North Dakota ...:     2          11          27          51           9     
Ohio ...........:     9          19          37          29           6     
South Dakota ...:    16          23          34          24           3     
Tennessee ......:     1           8          26          51          14     
Wisconsin ......:    10          15          33          33           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    14          19          32          29           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    14          20          31          29           6     
Previous year ..:     5          12          29          43          11     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          




Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 30,:September 23,:September 30,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      75           69             79           77      
Arizona ........:      93           90             97           92      
Arkansas .......:      94           93             95           89      
California .....:      69           53             75           70      
Georgia ........:      85           78             85           78      
Kansas .........:      50           61             70           51      
Louisiana ......:     100           97            100           97      
Mississippi ....:      96           91             94           92      
Missouri .......:      83           88             95           83      
North Carolina .:      93           78             81           91      
Oklahoma .......:      51           59             68           72      
South Carolina .:      85           53             67           81      
Tennessee ......:      83           87             92           86      
Texas ..........:      78           61             71           63      
Virginia .......:      84           75             85           84      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:      81           69             78           73      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cotton Harvested - Selected States
[These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 30,:September 23,:September 30,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      8             -             2            12      
Arizona ........:     19            15            20            19      
Arkansas .......:     10            11            21            19      
California .....:      -             -             -             2      
Georgia ........:      9             4             9             7      
Kansas .........:      -             -             1             -      
Louisiana ......:     75            41            60            41      
Mississippi ....:     24            13            25            28      
Missouri .......:     11            16            23            22      
North Carolina .:      8             -             2             8      
Oklahoma .......:      -             1             2             2      
South Carolina .:     13             1             3             9      
Tennessee ......:      9            11            19            17      
Texas ..........:     18            14            15            18      
Virginia .......:      1             -             -             7      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     15            10            14            15      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 30, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     1           2          28          62           7     
Arizona ........:     -           4          24          46          26     
Arkansas .......:     5           7          19          45          24     
California .....:     -           -           5          35          60     
Georgia ........:     3          10          35          40          12     
Kansas .........:     7          24          45          22           2     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          18          65          15     
Mississippi ....:     1           5          22          52          20     
Missouri .......:    10          26          38          24           2     
North Carolina .:     -           2          26          54          18     
Oklahoma .......:    26          47          17          10           -     
South Carolina .:     -           2          21          64          13     
Tennessee ......:     1           4          26          58          11     
Texas ..........:    19          29          29          19           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -           3          96           1     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    12          19          27          32          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    11          19          27          33          10     
Previous year ..:    23          19          29          25           4     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          



How do your crops look? Submit your report to AgWeb Crop Comments!

Read the latest harvest news and check out AgWeb’s Corn Harvest Map and Soybean Harvest Map.

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RELATED TOPICS: Corn, Soybeans, Cotton, Crops, USDA, Harvest, drought

 
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