Farmers finally are getting close to wrapping up the corn harvest this year after extended weather delays. This week’s Crop Progress report shows that nationally, 88 percent of the corn crop is harvested as of Dec. 6, compared with 79 percent last week. This week’s report does not show year-to-year comparisons for corn, since virtually all the crop normally is in the bins by now.
In key production states, the week-to-week progress varied considerably.
The report shows 93 percent of the national winter wheat crop has emerged, compared with 89 percent last week. Mirroring last week, 63 percent of the winter wheat crop rates good or excellent for condition, with just 6 percent rating poor or very poor. Condition in key wheat-grazing states such as
The full report is available online.
Source: Drovers (sister publication to Dairy Herd Management)