The final USDA Crop Progress Report yesterday revealed U.S. corn farmers have harvested 96% of the nation’s crop, 3 points ahead of the prior week but 3 points behind 2022. The pace is on par with the five-year average.

Meanwhile, half of the winter wheat crop was rated in good-to-excellent condition, up 2 points from the week prior and up noticeably from 34% this time last year. More than 90% of the crop has emerged as of Sunday, 2 points ahead of the five-year average of 89%.

With snow in the northern and eastern portions of the Corn Belt, the remaining 4% of corn could present harvest challenges. Additionally, two storm systems are slated to develop in the Southern Plains. The first Crop Progress Report of 2024 will be on April 1.

Read more from the final USDA Crop Progress Report here.