Missouri’s corn harvest took a big jump last week – amid cool, dry weather. As of Sunday, 80-percent was complete, that’s two-and-a-half weeks ahead of last year and 41 days ahead of normal. Corn moisture, on average, was 15.2 percent at harvest.
Fifteen percent of soybeans in the state are mature, a few days ahead of last year and the average. Four-percent of the crop was harvested as of Sunday.
Cotton harvest is about 10 days ahead of last year and the average and rice harvest is about two weeks ahead.
Pasture conditions improved in the state last week but 80 percent of pastures are still poor to very poor. Only 12 percent of the hay and roughage supply is adequate.