61% of U.S. corn, 80% of soybeans harvested

The USDA says the U.S. corn and soybean harvests made solid advances over the past week. That was because of generally dry conditions in much of the Midwest and Plains, but this week has already seen severe storms, heavy rain, and even snow in parts of the region, which will cause at least some delay.

As of Sunday, 61% of U.S. corn is harvested, compared to the five-year average of 52%, and 97% of the crop is mature, matching the average.

80% of soybeans are harvested, compared to the normal rate of 67%.

79% of winter wheat is planted, compared to 78% on average, while 49% has emerged, compared to 56% typically in late October due to drought in parts of the Midwest and Plains.

45% of cotton is harvested, compared to the five-year average of 39%, and 30% of the crop is called good to excellent, down 1%.

94% of rice is harvested, in-line with the usual pace.

22% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, 1% less than last week.

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