As fair season winds down, focus shifts to corn harvest in many southern States.

Though the USDA’s Crop Progress is still weeks away from reporting national progress on corn harvest, a small number of southern states are reporting their own progress:

State

This Week

Last Year

Five-Year Average

 

--Percent--

Missouri

2

1

11

North Carolina

29

20

25

Texas

50

54

52

Other states such as Kentucky have yet to report corn harvest in their regional reports, but field reporters are seeing some producers in the field harvesting early planted corn. Read more here.

On a national level, the USDA reported 9 percent of corn now mature, compared to 7 percent last year and the five-year average of 15 percent. Conditions were again unchanged from the previous week with 10 percent in poor or very poor condition.

Individually, the states with the highest percentages of corn in these struggling conditions include Indiana (24 percent), North Carolina (26 percent) and Ohio (20 percent).

Soybeans: Conditions unchanged
The USDA also showed soybean conditions relatively unchanged from last week. Currently 11 percent of soybeans are in poor or worse condition, compared to 6 percent last year.

States with the highest percentages of soybeans in these conditions include Illinois (17 percent),  Indiana (22 percent), Missouri (22 percent), North Carolina (19 percent) and Ohio (24 percent).

Roughly nine percent of soybeans are also dropping leaves, 4 percentage points ahead of last year’s report.

Click here for the full report.