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Nearly 40% of Corn Crop Harvested

September 25, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

See which states are making the most harvest progress.

Corn harvest is rolling on across the Midwest. Currently, 39% of the U.S. crop has been harvested, according to USDA’s latest crop progress and condition ratings. The five-year average for this time of year is 13%.

States who have the most harvested are:

  • Tennessee: 85%
  • Missouri: 80%
  • North Carolina: 76%
  • Kentucky: 71%
  • Texas: 69%
  • Kansas: 54%
  • Illinois: 54%
     

North Carolina and Texas are on a regular harvest pace, while the other leading states are 20 percentage points or more ahead of their respective five-year averages.

Soybean harvest is also moving along at a fast clip. Currently 22% of the crop is harvested, way ahead of the five-year average of 8%.

Louisiana, Mississippi and North Dakota all have 50% or more of their state’s crop out of the field.  

Cotton harvest is on a regular pace. Ten percent of the crop is harvested, which aligns with the five-year average of 11%.

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 Mature - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:     27             55            80           45      
Illinois .......:     75             87            95           64      
Indiana ........:     46             65            82           56      
Iowa ...........:     74             88            96           62      
Kansas .........:     83             86            95           79      
Kentucky .......:     83             93            96           86      
Michigan .......:     30             44            58           48      
Minnesota ......:     45             80            94           46      
Missouri .......:     92             96            98           75      
Nebraska .......:     43             74            87           46      
North Carolina .:     96            100           100           99      
North Dakota ...:     36             80            92           37      
Ohio ...........:     17             38            61           42      
Pennsylvania ...:     33             44            69           46      
South Dakota ...:     43             71            88           43      
Tennessee ......:     95             97            98           92      
Texas ..........:     86             86            88           83      
Wisconsin ......:     34             40            63           36      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     58             76            88           57      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Corn Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      1             7            19             6      
Illinois .......:     19            36            54            23      
Indiana ........:      6            17            26            14      
Iowa ...........:      4            22            37             4      
Kansas .........:     39            51            64            30      
Kentucky .......:     41            60            71            45      
Michigan .......:      1             6            10             5      
Minnesota ......:      1            12            30             2      
Missouri .......:     45            66            80            33      
Nebraska .......:      5            23            36             5      
North Carolina .:     81            60            76            74      
North Dakota ...:      -            10            20             -      
Ohio ...........:      1             4             8             6      
Pennsylvania ...:      3             5            11            14      
South Dakota ...:      1            19            36             2      
Tennessee ......:     65            79            85            63      
Texas ..........:     67            68            69            69      
Wisconsin ......:      1             4            12             3      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     12            26            39            13      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    46          19          16          15           4     
Illinois .......:    42          33          18           7           -     
Indiana ........:    37          30          22          10           1     
Iowa ...........:    21          29          32          17           1     
Kansas .........:    41          30          21           8           -     
Kentucky .......:    47          33          14           5           1     
Michigan .......:    20          24          26          28           2     
Minnesota ......:     4          11          30          45          10     
Missouri .......:    58          26          11           4           1     
Nebraska .......:    22          19          26          29           4     
North Carolina .:     4          11          29          42          14     
North Dakota ...:     3          10          29          53           5     
Ohio ...........:    23          31          30          15           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     2          10          25          48          15     
South Dakota ...:    21          25          32          20           2     
Tennessee ......:    22          29          30          17           2     
Texas ..........:     7          12          30          37          14     
Wisconsin ......:    18          19          26          29           8     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    27          24          25          21           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    25          25          26          21           3     
Previous year ..:     7          13          28          41          11     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

 

Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:     66            55            69            69      
Arizona ........:     86            86            90            86      
Arkansas .......:     90            87            93            82      
California .....:     52            40            53            55      
Georgia ........:     76            67            78            68      
Kansas .........:     41            45            61            34      
Louisiana ......:     99            93            97            94      
Mississippi ....:     90            87            91            87      
Missouri .......:     71            76            88            74      
North Carolina .:     85            62            78            82      
Oklahoma .......:     36            50            59            56      
South Carolina .:     80            39            53            73      
Tennessee ......:     74            81            87            78      
Texas ..........:     71            50            61            51      
Virginia .......:     70            59            75            73      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     73            59            69            62      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cotton Harvested - Selected States
[These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      3             -             -             7      
Arizona ........:     15            10            15            15      
Arkansas .......:      5             6            11            11      
California .....:      -             -             -             -      
Georgia ........:      5             3             4             4      
Kansas .........:      -             -             -             -      
Louisiana ......:     58            27            41            29      
Mississippi ....:     15             9            13            20      
Missouri .......:      2             5            16            13      
North Carolina .:      6             -             -             3      
Oklahoma .......:      -             -             1             -      
South Carolina .:      8             -             1             4      
Tennessee ......:      2             3            11             9      
Texas ..........:     17            10            14            15      
Virginia .......:      -             -             -             2      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     11             6            10            11      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 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          34          57           6     
Arizona ........:     1           4          10          52          33     
Arkansas .......:     5           7          22          43          23     
California .....:     -           -           5          25          70     
Georgia ........:     3           9          32          46          10     
Kansas .........:    10          26          40          20           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          20          62          16     
Mississippi ....:     1           6          21          51          21     
Missouri .......:    10          25          39          25           1     
North Carolina .:     -           2          19          61          18     
Oklahoma .......:    29          46          16           9           -     
South Carolina .:     1           2          17          66          14     
Tennessee ......:     1           4          25          60          10     
Texas ..........:    18          28          31          19           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -          13          79           8     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    11          19          27          33          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    12          18          27          32          11     
Previous year ..:    25          19          27          25           4     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

Soybeans Dropping Leaves - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     36            50            58            41      
Illinois .......:     52            45            66            55      
Indiana ........:     55            64            80            67      
Iowa ...........:     48            54            78            62      
Kansas .........:     41            34            47            48      
Kentucky .......:     50            49            59            59      
Louisiana ......:     86            71            81            81      
Michigan .......:     39            42            70            54      
Minnesota ......:     65            84            96            73      
Mississippi ....:     77            73            84            75      
Missouri .......:     34            26            41            34      
Nebraska .......:     38            51            69            53      
North Carolina .:     24            14            21            25      
North Dakota ...:     75            93            99            72      
Ohio ...........:     33            56            73            65      
South Dakota ...:     76            93            98            78      
Tennessee ......:     48            46            62            62      
Wisconsin ......:     42            52            78            54      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     51            57            73            59      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Soybeans Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 96% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     16            28            34            17      
Illinois .......:      3             3             8             9      
Indiana ........:      2             5            10            11      
Iowa ...........:      2             6            23             5      
Kansas .........:      1             3             5             2      
Kentucky .......:      3            10            13             7      
Louisiana ......:     65            52            60            54      
Michigan .......:      -             1             6             4      
Minnesota ......:      2            16            45             5      
Mississippi ....:     35            58            62            43      
Missouri .......:      1             1             4             3      
Nebraska .......:      1             5            19             3      
North Carolina .:      3             -             1             1      
North Dakota ...:      4            28            56             4      
Ohio ...........:      -             3             8             7      
South Dakota ...:      1            15            47             2      
Tennessee ......:      2             4             9             9      
Wisconsin ......:      -             2            14             1      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      4            10            22             8      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     5          14          32          39          10     
Illinois .......:    17          25          37          19           2     
Indiana ........:    17          21          35          23           4     
Iowa ...........:    13          21          40          24           2     
Kansas .........:    34          33          25           7           1     
Kentucky .......:    10          13          31          35          11     
Louisiana ......:     2           6          26          48          18     
Michigan .......:    11          18          32          34           5     
Minnesota ......:     3           8          29          48          12     
Mississippi ....:     6           9          18          48          19     
Missouri .......:    36          32          22           9           1     
Nebraska .......:    19          28          35          17           1     
North Carolina .:     1           2          21          57          19     
North Dakota ...:     2          11          27          51           9     
Ohio ...........:     9          18          36          31           6     
South Dakota ...:    16          23          34          24           3     
Tennessee ......:     2           8          26          51          13     
Wisconsin ......:    10          16          34          31           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    14          20          31          29           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    15          21          31          28           5     
Previous year ..:     5          13          29          43          10     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:     66            55            69            69      
Arizona ........:     86            86            90            86      
Arkansas .......:     90            87            93            82      
California .....:     52            40            53            55      
Georgia ........:     76            67            78            68      
Kansas .........:     41            45            61            34      
Louisiana ......:     99            93            97            94      
Mississippi ....:     90            87            91            87      
Missouri .......:     71            76            88            74      
North Carolina .:     85            62            78            82      
Oklahoma .......:     36            50            59            56      
South Carolina .:     80            39            53            73      
Tennessee ......:     74            81            87            78      
Texas ..........:     71            50            61            51      
Virginia .......:     70            59            75            73      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     73            59            69            62      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cotton Harvested - Selected States
[These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      3             -             -             7      
Arizona ........:     15            10            15            15      
Arkansas .......:      5             6            11            11      
California .....:      -             -             -             -      
Georgia ........:      5             3             4             4      
Kansas .........:      -             -             -             -      
Louisiana ......:     58            27            41            29      
Mississippi ....:     15             9            13            20      
Missouri .......:      2             5            16            13      
North Carolina .:      6             -             -             3      
Oklahoma .......:      -             -             1             -      
South Carolina .:      8             -             1             4      
Tennessee ......:      2             3            11             9      
Texas ..........:     17            10            14            15      
Virginia .......:      -             -             -             2      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     11             6            10            11      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 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          34          57           6     
Arizona ........:     1           4          10          52          33     
Arkansas .......:     5           7          22          43          23     
California .....:     -           -           5          25          70     
Georgia ........:     3           9          32          46          10     
Kansas .........:    10          26          40          20           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          20          62          16     
Mississippi ....:     1           6          21          51          21     
Missouri .......:    10          25          39          25           1     
North Carolina .:     -           2          19          61          18     
Oklahoma .......:    29          46          16           9           -     
South Carolina .:     1           2          17          66          14     
Tennessee ......:     1           4          25          60          10     
Texas ..........:    18          28          31          19           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -          13          79           8     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    11          19          27          33          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    12          18          27          32          11     
Previous year ..:    25          19          27          25           4     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          



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