U.S. CORN HARVEST IS 17% COMPLETED, USDA SAYS
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. corn and soybean harvests keep up their slower pace performances for yet another week, according to the USDA.
As of Sunday, 17% of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested, compared with a 26% five-year average. Illinois farmers have picked 21% of their corn crop vs. its state five-year average of 38%, and Indiana is 16% complete vs. a five-year average of 23%, and Iowa is 6% complete vs. an 18% five-year average.
Also, 63% of the U.S. corn crop had been rated good/excellent, above a 61% week ago average, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report Monday. USDA pegged the amount of the U.S. corn in the mature stage at 68% vs. a 78% five-year average.
For soybeans, the U.S. soybean crop is 22% harvested vs. a 26% five-year average. USDA pegged the soybean crop’s condition at 60% good/excellent, vs. a 60% rating one week ago.