Crop Progress Photos: September 19, 2016

  • Soybeans in Irving, Illinois

    "Beans are changing, and we are starting corn harvest today," says Luke Tuetken of Irving, Illinois.

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 31% of Illinois soybeans are dropping leaves. 80% of the state’s beans are rated good to excellent, 15% are rated fair, and 5% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Shadehill, South Dakota

    The corn looks good and is changing fast, says Doug Ham of Shadehill, South Dakota. "Saw how lucky I was with the hail that went through north and east of me," says Ham. "You can see the big hole in the ear that the hail stone hit but just minor damage overall."

    Corn in South Dakota is 89% dented and 41% mature. The latest Crop Progress Report says 53% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 30% is rated fair, and 17% is rated poor to very poor. As for soybeans, 61% are rated good to excellent, 26% are rated fair, and 13% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Shelby, Ohio

    "The harvest rush has begun early as beans starting coming off this week," says Morgan Vogt (Instagram: @morgan_vogt99). "This field was averaging a yield of around 50 bushels an acre. Beans are running really dry this year."

    In Ohio, 48% of soybean plants are dropping leaves and only 1% of Ohio soybeans are harvested as of the latest Crop Progress Report from the USDA. A whole 11% of the state's beans are in poor to very poor condition, while 33% are rated fair and 56% are rated good to excellent.

  • Corn in Jewell County, Kansas

    Corn in Kansas is 96% dented, 65% mature, and 17% harvested. Compared with the five-year average, Kansas is 12% behind this harvest. The latest Crop Progress Report has 66% of Kansas corn in the good to excellent category, 26% is rated fair, and 8% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Randall, Kansas

    "We are getting close near Randall, Kansas," says Bill Spiegel. "A little warm weather would go a long way toward helping this crop finish up."

    19% of Kansas soybeans are dropping leaves, which is 13% behind the average five-year rate at this point in the year. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 70% of the state’s soybeans are rated good to excellent, 25% are rated fair, and 5% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Maxwell, Iowa

    "This corn is about 24% moisture," says Rhonda Birchmier of Maxwell, Iowa. "We will probably have it harvested by this time next week if the weather holds."

    In Iowa, corn is 95% dented, 52% mature, and 2% harvested, which is 5% behind the five-year average harvest rate. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 83% of Iowa corn is rated good to excellent, 13% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Dakota, Minnesota

    "It has been busy here on the farm working on corn silage," says Stacy Wolter of Dakota, Minnesota.

    Minnesota corn is 96% dented and 45% mature. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 84% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 12% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor to very poor. As for soybeans, 56% of the Minnesota’s crop is dropping leaves. 79% of the state’s beans are rated good to excellent, 16% are rated fair, and 5% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Crawfordsville, Indiana

    "We're seeing just shy of 200 bushel corn on ground that is not our best," says Jennie Hodgen (Instagram: @cornie.the.cob). "Most farmers around here are seeing 175 to 200 bushels for their early corn, but I don't think anyone has done their big wind-damaged fields yet."

    In Indiana, 95% of corn is dented, 56% is mature, and 7% is harvested, according to the latest Crop Progress Report. An impressive 73% of the state's corn is rated good to excellent, 18% is rated fair, and 9% is rated poor to very poor. 

  • Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri

    "Late August rains have made the beans," says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17) of Monroe City, Missouri. "They are almost too tall, but jointed close together. The rains have filled the pods, and it is sure to be a bountiful bean harvest."

    21% of Missouri soybeans are dropping leaves and 1% has been harvested. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 74% of the state’s beans are rated good to excellent, 20% are rated fair, and 6% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Warsaw, Illinois

    Initial yields are 230 bushels per acre but wet, says Courtney Yuskis at her family farm in Warsaw, Illinois. "Most people are reporting 5% to 10% diplodia, though one farmer had 70% in a corn on corn field," says Yuskis.

    The latest Crop Progress Report says 95% of the state’s corn is dented and 63% is mature. 9% of Illinois corn is already being harvested.

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