Corn harvest surges ahead to 73%

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corn harvest Last week’s storm soaked parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, and despite the slowdown, the corn harvest continues at an impressive pace.

According to the USDA’s latest “Crop Progress” report, nationally the corn harvest is 73 percent complete, compared to 59 percent last week. It also marks the first time this season that the current harvest progress has met – or surpassed – the five-year average.

Individually, many states were able to make significant progress this week:

State

Reported 11/04

Reported 10/28

Difference

 

-------------------percent (% completed)-------------------

Minnesota

73

48

+25

Colorado

80

59

+21

Iowa

75

55

+20


Other states, such as Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky and Illinois struggled against Mother Nature:

State

Reported 11/04

Reported 10/28

Difference

 

-------------------percent (%) completed-------------------

Missouri

82

77

+5

Kansas

87

81

+6

Kentucky

83

76

+7

Illinois

83

74

+9

In Kentucky, storms brought high winds that flattened some of the state’s corn.

Soybean harvest is even closer to reaching its end. The report shows that 86 percent of the country’s soybeans have been harvested, compared to 77 percent last week. With few exceptions, many of the states are within 20 percentage points of finishing soybean harvest.

Read the full “Crop Progress” report here.



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