The USDA released its 33rd Crop Progress Report of the growing system on Monday. The report is given each week through the end of November and provides progress and condition reports both nationally, and on a state-by-state basis.
Corn is set at 93% harvested, 8 points ahead of the five-year average. Harvest is over 90% complete in the top 18 corn-growing states, except for Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The soybean harvest is 5 points ahead of the five-year average at 96% complete. Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee are behind the five-year average in the top 18 soybean-growing states.
Winter wheat conditions are rated at 32% good/excellent. While that is 2% points up from last week, at this time last year, the winter wheat crop was rated at 46% good/excellent. Another indication of conditions for the upcoming year is the top soil moisture. According to USDA, 54% of the top soil in the continental states is short or very short of moisture.
To learn more about the crop progress and condition estimates click here.
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