The rapid rate of corn harvest in the U.S. continues. Currently, 68% of the crop is harvested, which is a big jump from last week’s 51% and the five-year average of 39%.
Soybean harvest is also ahead of the five-year average. To date, 83 percent of U.S. soybeans have been harvested, comparing to the five-year average of 62%. In 2009, only 29% of soybeans were harvested by Oct. 17.
The good harvest weather has also benefited cotton. Just over 40% of the crop is harvested, which compares to a 30% five-year average.
Sorghum and rice harvests are also on time or ahead.
Winter wheat planting is on track, with 80% of the U.S. crop planted. Winter wheat emergence is also on schedule, with just over half of the crop emerged.