This week’s Crop Progress report, released shows much of the nation’s corn and soybeans reaching maturity, but harvest remains well behind schedule. The report lists 83 percent of the
Nationally, 17 percent of the corn crop is harvested, compared with 13 percent last week, 28 percent one year ago and 46 percent for the five-year average. Much of the
Crop condition continues to look good, with 70 percent of the national corn crop rated good or excellent, compared with 70 percent last week and 62 percent one year ago.
For Soybeans, the agency rates 65 percent good or excellent, compared with 65 percent last week and 57 percent one year ago. Soybean harvest also is underway across the country, with 30 percent harvested compared with 23 percent last week, 64 percent a year ago and 72 percent for the five-year average.
For pasture and range, the agency rates 50 percent as good or excellent, compared with 48 percent last week and 38 percent at this time last year. As we’ve seen through this growing season, trouble spots for pasture and range conditions are in the west and southwest, with
The full report is available online.