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2017 harvest creeping along

Soybean Harvest
Illinois is leading the Midwest in soybean harvest with producers reporting over half of the crop harvested this week.

The corn harvest is about 15% below where it was over the past four years at this time. The latest crop progress report shows 22% is harvested. The average is 37% at this point.

Illinois is leading the Midwest with 38% complete and Indiana is trailing with 24%. However, many states in the Midwest remain in the single digits including Iowa (8%); Kansas (8%); South Dakota (6%); Wisconsin (5%); Minnesota and North Dakota report 4%.

Corn maturity

The crop progress report shows 82% of the corn crop planted this spring is now mature, that’s down from the four year average of 87%. Three states appear to be struggling to meet this year’s average including Wisconsin (58%); Colorado (59%) and North Dakota (62%).

Corn condition

The crop report shows the corn condition remains steady with 49% in good condition; 25% in fair and 15% in excellent. Last week, the report showed 49% in good; 25% in fair and 14% in excellent.

Soybeans harvested

The corn harvest is not the only harvest plodding along this year. The crop report shows 36% is complete, down from the four year average of 43%. 

States leading the harvest are Illinois (52%); Indiana (42%); Wisconsin with 32% and Iowa reporting 26%. However, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri report only 22% finished.

Soybeans dropping leaves

One of the bright spots in the crop report is the amount of soybean plants dropping leaves. It shows 89% of the soybean crop is now dropping leaves, that’s up two percent from the four year average of 87%.

Soybean condition

The crop condition report shows soybeans remain steady in the field. It shows 49% in good condition; 27% in fair and 12% in excellent condition. Last week, the report showed 48% in good; 28% in fair and 12% in excellent condition.

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