USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

5% of Corn, 4% of Soybeans Left to Harvest

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This article was originally posted at 3:06 p.m. CDT on Monday, Nov. 16. It was last updated at 3:24 p.m. CDT on Monday, Nov. 16.


OMAHA (DTN) -- Winter wheat conditions improved slightly and the percentage of corn and soybeans remaining to be harvested moved to the single digits last week, according to the USDA NASS weekly Crop Progress report released on Monday.

Corn harvest moved ahead 4 percentage points last week to reach 95% complete as of Sunday, Nov. 15, 8 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 87%.

"Pennsylvania is only 80% done harvesting corn, while Michigan is 85% harvested and Wisconsin 87% done," noted DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini.

Soybean harvest also moved ahead 4 percentage points to reach 96% complete as of Sunday, 3 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 93%.

"Some of the states that are lagging in soybean harvest are North Carolina at 53%, Kentucky at 79% and Tennessee at 80% harvested," Mantini said.

Winter wheat planting gained 3 percentage points to reach 96% as of Sunday. That is 2 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 94%. An estimated 85% of winter wheat had emerged, 1 percentage point ahead of the five-year average of 84%.

The condition of the winter wheat crop was estimated at 46% good to excellent, up 1 percentage point from 45% the previous week but still below 52% at the same time a year ago.

"That percentage of the crop rated very poor to poor rose by 2 points to 18% very poor to poor, compared to just 14% last year," Mantini said. "The Kansas crop is rated just 32% good to excellent with 23% rated very poor to poor."


To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit…. 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 73 87
Soybeans Harvested 96 92 89 93
Winter Wheat Planted 96 93 94 94
Winter Wheat Emerged 85 79 82 84
Cotton Harvested 69 61 66 64
Sorghum Harvested 94 90 92 87


National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
Winter wheat 5 13 36 41 5 6 11 38 40 5 4 10 34 41 11

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