Monday’s Crop Progress report reveals 39 percent of U.S. corn has been harvested, with a few Southeast states over 75 percent complete. The national average is 13 percentage points above the previous week and 27 percentage points higher than this time last year.
Corn harvested in Tennessee is near complete at 85 percent with Missouri and North Carolina close behind at 80 percent and 76 percent respectively. Corn harvest is slower in the northern states of Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin where harvest is less than 15 percent complete.
This year’s corn condition remains even with the previous week’s data and below 2011. This week’s corn condition report shows only 24 percent of the crop in good or excellent condition and the remaining 76 percent evenly distributed among fair, poor and very poor condition ratings.
Soybeans also harvested ahead of average
Soybean harvest is also well ahead of the five-year average, showing 22 percent of soybeans have been harvested. This week’s data is 12 percentage points above last week’s figures and 18 points better than this time last year. Mississippi, Louisiana and North Dakota soybeans are each over 50 percent harvested.
This week’s soybean crop condition national averages are only slightly above last week’s report.