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U.S. Corn Harvest 7% Complete vs. 11% Five-Year Average
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn harvest is finding very little progress, from week to week, while soybean cutting pace stays close to averages, according to the USDA.
As of Sunday, 7% of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested, compared with 5% last week and an 11% five-year average. Iowa farmers have picked 1% of their corn crop, and Illinois is 5% complete.
Also, 61% of the U.S. corn crop had been rated good/excellent, equal to 61% a week ago, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report Monday.
USDA pegged the amount of the U.S. corn in the dented growth stage at 86% vs. a 90% five-year average. The U.S. corn crop is pegged as 34% mature vs. a 47% five-year average.
For soybeans, the U.S. soybean crop is 4% harvested vs. a 5% five-year average. USDA pegged the soybean crop’s condition at 59% good/excellent, vs. a 60% rating one week ago.
The USDA pegged soybean leaf-dropping at 41% vs. a 43% five-year average.