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USDA: USDA: Corn, soybean harvest slower than last year

Agriculture.com Staff 09/18/2006 @ 2:15pm

The U.S. corn and soybean conditions jumped ahead of last year, but the harvest pace is slower, according to the USDA Crop Progress report released on Monday.

The corn crop is 9% harvested, slightly lower than 10% a year ago. For corn, USDA rated the crop 61% good/excellent, 24% fair, and 15% very poor-poor. The crop is 96% dented, and 52% mature.

The soybean harvest is 6% complete, behind 7% a year ago, but ahead of a 5% average. Only 48% of the soybean leaves are in the dropping stage, compared to 60% a year ago. USDA rated the crop 61% good/excellent, 26% fair, and 13% very poor-poor.

For wheat, 19% of the winter crop is planted, behind 24% a year ago.

As of Sunday, 14% of the cotton crop has been harvested, above 11% a year ago. USDA, in its report, rated the crop 39% good/excellent, 28% fair, and 33% very poor-poor.

The U.S. corn and soybean conditions jumped ahead of last year, but the harvest pace is slower, according to the USDA Crop Progress report released on Monday.

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