Missouri harvests slow to pick up
Missouri crop harvests are lagging behind average.
The USDA reports as of Sunday, nine percent of soybeans are harvested, on pace with the five-year average Sixty-eight percent of the crop is dropping leaves with 47% rated good to excellent.
Cotton harvest is six percent complete, compared to 12 percent on average. Eighty-three percent of the crop is opening bolls and 56 percent is considered good.
Corn harvest is 34 percent complete, compared to the five-year average of 44 percent. Eighty-two percent of the crop has reached maturity and USDA considers 50 percent good to excellent.
Rice harvest reached 56 percent, down from the five-year average of 60 percent. Sixty-one percent is rated good to excellent.