Just 7 percent of corn remains to be harvested in the top 18 producing states according to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released Monday afternoon. This latest report showed an improvement of 6 percentage points from last week’s report. For other grain, 96 percent of soybeans and 85 percent of sorghum are now harvested. 

Corn harvest update
2011 corn, soybean harvest wrapping upNinety-three percent of corn has been harvested, compared to 98 percent in 2010 and the five-year average of 82 percent. Four states (Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas) each report 100 percent of corn harvested, and seven states (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, and South Dakota) are each within 3 percentage points of completing corn harvest.

Ohio is once again well behind the other states with just 51 percent of corn harvested. Michigan (71 percent) and Pennsylvania (79 percent) are also well behind the national average though at or above their state’s five-year average. 

Other grain update
Ninety-six percent of soybeans have been harvested, compared to 99 percent last year and the four-year average of 94 percent. Six states (Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) each reported 100 percent of soybeans harvested. Other states nearing the finish line include Iowa (99 percent), Mississippi (99 percent), and Illinois (98 percent).

Eighty-five percent of sorghum has been harvested, compared to 92 percent in 2010 and the five-year average of 80 percent. Two states – Arkansas and Louisiana- reported 100 percent of sorghum harvested. Four of the 11 reporting states are below the national average with New Mexico reporting the lowest percentage of 46 percent.

Ninety-six percent of winter wheat has been planted and 83 percent has now emerged. Fifty percent of winter wheat has been rated in “good” to “excellent” condition, compared to 49 percent last week.

Read more of the report here.