Corn harvest is on track with the season average pace, while soybean progress is a little ahead despite rain delays in some of the top producing states, according to the weekly Crop Progress report released Monday by USDA. Condition ratings for the corn crop pretty much remained steady over the past week, while ratings for soybeans improved.
As of Sunday, 18 percent of the corn crop was harvested nationally. That is exactly even with the five-year average, and three points ahead of last year at this date. Soybean harvest stands at 19 percent of completion, nationally, which is five points ahead of the usual pace and two points ahead of last year at this date.
USDA rated 52 percent of the corn crop good or excellent, steady with last week. Soybean ratings, though, were higher, with 55 percent rated good or excellent compared with 53 percent last week.
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