Chinn says harvest is slow, but not that far behind

Missouri’s ag director says it’s been a long year and many farmers say they can’t wait for 2019 to end. But, Chris Chinn says even though the crop season has been tough, with many weather challenges, 85% of corn that WAS planted in the state has been harvested.

“When you look at the overall picture it feels like it’s been a horrible year and we’re just doing terrible. BUT, we’re only 10% behind (for corn harvest) where we were last year, so that’s pretty good.”

Chinn says there is optimism, “The one thing we know about our farmers from all across the state of Missouri is they’re resilient and we’re always optimistic and looking forward to that next year.”

Missouri’s soybean harvest is 7% behind and cotton is 11% behind but a winter storm is projected this weekend.

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