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Corn, soybean harvest is coming to a close

Corn harvest at rural New Trier MN Photo by Susan Winsor
Illinois farmers report they are finished with the corn harvest there.

Corn harvest

The USDA crop progress report shows 90% of the corn planted this spring has been harvested. That's still below the four-year average of 93% at this point in the year.

In the top five corn producing states, Illinois has the most completed with 100%. Kansas (92%); Minnesota (93%) and Iowa (91%) are closing in. Nebraska gained ground this week with 88% complete.

Two Midwest states are struggling with weather issues to get the harvest complete. Wisconsin farmers report 80% complete and North Dakota producers say they only have 91% taken off.

Soybean harvest

As of Nov. 18, the soybean harvest is also running behind. The USDA crop progress report shows 91% of the soybean harvest is complete. That's 5 points below the four-year average of 96% complete at this point. 

In the top five soybean producing states, Illinois has 96% complete. Minnesota farmers report 98% of the soybeans harvested followed by Iowa (97%), Nebraska (97%) and North Dakota (93%).

Missouri producers report only having 77% of the soybeans off the fields and Kansas farmers say they have 81% of the harvest complete.

TAGS: Corn Soybeans
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