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USDA: Corn 35% harvested, soybeans 44%USDA: Corn 35% harvested, soybeans 44%

Winter wheat 59% planted, 34% emerged.

Bob Burgdorfer

October 11, 2016

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Corn harvest advanced to 35% done and the soybean harvest improved to 44% as of Sunday, with both 3 points behind the five-year averages, USDA said on Tuesday.

Crop ratings were unchanged for corn and soybeans, with corn at 73% good to excellent and soybeans at 74%.

Related: Corn 24% harvested, soybeans 26%

Rain and muddy fields slowed harvest in Iowa, where there were 4.5 days suitable for field work. Corn there was 19% harvested and soybeans 43%, compared with the respective 32% and 54% five-year averages.


Conditions were better in neighboring Illinois, where corn harvest advanced to 62%, which was well ahead of the 51% average. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, which included winter wheat planting, that reached 20%, compared with the 30% five-year average.

Harvest in Indiana had a slow start last week because of wet fields, but dry weather had farmers in the fields later in the week, the state said. Indiana’s corn harvest was at 38% versus the 33% average while soybeans were at 33% versus the 36% average.

“While the dry week was beneficial for harvest progress, it had little impact on the disease and mold presence that remains in the fields. Stalk strength continues to be a concern during harvest, but the overall condition of the (corn) crop remains stable,” Indiana said.

USDA:  Corn 35% harvested, soybeans 44%

The national average corn yield potential calculated by Farm Futures based on the condition ratings were about unchanged with a topside forecast of 173.3 bushels per acre. Calculations show yield potential increased the past week in six states, decreased in five and unchanged in six.

USDA:  Corn 35% harvested, soybeans 44%

The calculated soybean yield potential also was unchanged at about 50.5 bpa. Soybean yield potential improved in 10 states, was unchanged in four and declined in four from a week ago.

USDA:  Corn 35% harvested, soybeans 44%

Winter wheat planting advanced to 59%, compared with 60% a year ago and the 60% average. Wheat emergence was 34%, versus 29% a year ago and the 30% average.

In Kansas, winter wheat was 58% planted and 29% emerged, which trailed the five-year averages. Statewide topsoil moisture was rated 12% surplus, 73% adequate, 11% short and 4% very short.

Nationally, sorghum was 48% harvested versus the 42% average. The crop rating slipped 1 point to 65% good to excellent.

USDA:  Corn 35% harvested, soybeans 44%

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