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Evening Edition | Monday, October 3, 2022

In tonight’s Evening Edition, read about the corn and soybean harvest, wheat crop, and drought expansion in the Central U.S.

Crop Progress

Editor Cassidy Walter covers the USDA Crop Progress Report today.

Twenty percent of the corn crop has been harvested, behind the five-year average of 22%. Just 22% of soybeans have been harvested. The five-year average for this time is 25%. 

Read on to learn what the USDA rates corn, soybean, and wheat crop conditions.

XtremeAg farmers check in this week as Matt Miles harvests his last cotton fields, Kelly Garrett assesses no-till residue issues, and Kevin Matthews dodges the worst of Hurricane Ian.

Garrett, who farms in Iowa, says, " As the leaves drop on the beans, we can really see the benefits of our stress mitigation trials."

Click the link below to find out how all three farmers are faring this first week of October.

October Weather

The final week of September, week-ending Oct. 1, was the fourth coldest and third driest in over 30 years for the United States Corn Belt, according to data from WeatherTrends360.

The dry weather will help to get harvest rolling as crops become mature. 

Find out what the first week of October has in the forecast.

U.S. Wheat Crop

U.S. growers reaped their second-smallest wheat crop in 20 years due to drought in the Plains, said the U.S. Agriculture Department.

The smaller-than-expected harvest would delay any American role in restoring grain flows disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Catch up on the wheat markets and how the current world supply is affected by the U.S., Ukraine, and Russia.

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