USDA Crop Report Shows Harvest Ahead Of 2016October 11, 2017 6:00am
In the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the corn harvest varies across 18 states but the average harvest is above 2016 compared to the same time last year.
Through the 18 states, 92% of the 2016 harvest was planted.
And at the end of October 8, the average harvested was 37%, compared to 33% in 2016.
In that mix some states are well ahead last year’s pace in percent harvested including, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Sough Dakota. A couple of states are notably down in the corn harvest – Kentuckey and North Carolina – showing a 10% and 6% differenct from last year respectively.
The condition of corn is 25% fair compared to 19% last season, 49% good compared to 53% in 2016 and 14% excellent compared to 20%.
For soybeans, the 2017 harvest in 18 states is ahead of last year on average with 43% harvested this year compared to 41% in 2016.
And the condition of the crop, more fair and good this year with 12% of the crop as described as excellent compared to 20% last year.