USDA Crop Progress Report

5% of Corn, Soybeans Left to Harvest, According to Weekly USDA Crop Progress Report

Anthony Greder
By  Anthony Greder , DTN Managing Editor
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This article was originally posted at 3:07 p.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 22. It was last updated at 3:42 p.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 22.

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OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. row-crop harvest entered the homestretch last week with just 5% of both corn and soybeans left to harvest as of Sunday, Nov. 21, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

The nation's corn harvest progressed 4 percentage points last week to reach 95% complete as of Sunday, NASS estimated. That is 2 percentage points behind last year's 97% but 3 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 92%.

"Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania had the slowest progress at 84% to 86% done," said DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini.

Soybean harvest moved ahead 3 percentage points last week to reach 95% complete as of Sunday. That is 3 percentage points behind 98% at the same time last year and 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 96%.

"The laggards are Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee, ranging from 77% to 85% done," Mantini said. "Iowa is 100% and Illinois 95% harvested."

Winter wheat planting inched ahead another 2 percentage points to reach 96% complete, 2 percentage points behind last year's pace and 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 97%.

Winter wheat emerged was estimated at 86%, 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 87%.

Winter wheat condition fell 2 percentage points last week to 44% good to excellent as of Sunday, 1 percentage point above last year's rating at the same time and tied for the third-lowest rating since 2010.

"Montana wheat is 7% good to excellent, and Texas is 19% good to excellent," Mantini said.

The following are some other highlights from this week's Crop Progress report:

Sorghum harvested was 94%, 2 percentage points ahead of average.

Cotton harvested was 75%, 4 percentage points ahead of average.

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To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & Condition" report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Harvested 95 91 97 92
Soybeans Harvested 95 92 98 96
Winter Wheat Planted 96 94 98 97
Winter Wheat Emerged 86 81 88 87
Cotton Harvested 75 65 76 71
Sorghum Harvested 94 89 97 92

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Winter Wheat 8 14 34 37 7 7 13 34 39 7 6 15 36 37 6

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