October 24, 2017
The latest crop progress report shows 70% of the nation’s soybean crop has been harvested. That is still down from the four year average of 73%.
States still falling behind are North Carolina with only 34% off; while Kentucky and Missouri producers report 45% has been combined.
However, Iowa farmers say they are struggling with 61% harvested and Wisconsin with 64%.
The corn harvest is struggling across the Midwest and the rest of the country. The crop progress report shows only 38% combined. That’s down from the four year average of 59%.
Minnesota farmers are reporting only 14% of the crop off and Wisconsin producers say 15% has been combined. Other states not far behind are Colorado with 18% and South Dakota reporting 19%.
The corn crop is finally catching up with the average for maturity. The crop report shows 96% of the U.S. corn crop is mature, compared to the four year average of 97%.
One state reporting being behind is Wisconsin with 82% and farther west is Colorado with 86%.
The condition of the corn crop is remaining strong as we enter the end of October. According to the crop report, 50% is in good condition; 16% in excellent and 23% fair. It really hasn’t moved from last week at 50% in good; 15% in excellent and 24% in fair condition.
Soybeans dropping leaves
The soybean crop has caught up with the average when it comes to the amount of plans dropping leaves. The crop report shows 97% of the crop is dropping leaves, that’s equal to the four year average.
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