Soybean Harvest Past 90% Complete

October 25, 2010 04:20 AM

Ninety-one percent of the U.S. soybean crop is harvested, according to USDA. The five-year average for this time of the year is 72%. Last year at this time, only 42% of soybeans were harvested.

The U.S. corn crop has surpassed the 80% completion mark, coming in at 83% complete on Oct. 24. The five-year average for this date is 49%. North Carolina and Tennessee have finished corn harvest, while Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky are all over 95% complete.
Sorghum harvest is 97% complete. Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and South Dakota have completed sorghum harvest.
Rice harvest is 91% complete, with all states near or at 100%, minus California, which is only 55% complete.
In winter wheat, planting is right on schedule. As of now, 88% of the nation’s crop is planted, which is right on track with the five-year average of 84%. So far, 53% of winter wheat is ranked as having a good condition and 9% is excellent.


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