71% of U.S. corn, 85% of soybeans harvested

There was decent U.S. corn and soybean harvest progress despite the colder temperatures, rain, and even snow in parts of the Midwest and Plains last week. Forecasts for most of the region this week do look at least a little more friendly for activity.

As of Sunday, the USDA says 71% of U.S. corn is harvested, compared to the five-year average of 66%, and 85% of soybeans are harvested, compared to 78% on average.

84% of winter wheat is planted and 64% has emerged, both close to normal, with 47% of the crop in good to excellent condition, compared to the first rating of 28% this time last year.

77% of sorghum is harvested, compared to 71% most years in late October.

29% of cotton is called good to excellent, steady with last week, with 93% of bolls opening and 49% harvested, very near the respective typical rates.

95% of U.S. rice is harvested, compared to 96% on average.

33% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, 2% higher than last week.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports run through the end of November.

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