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Illinois Corn Farmers Nearly Half Finished With Harvest, USDA Says

U.S. soybean cutting progresss slightly ahead of averages.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn harvest is just over a quarter complete, while Illinois farmers near the halfway point.


On Monday, the USDA Crop Progress Report pegged the U.S. corn crop as 26% harvested vs. a 17% five-year average.

For individual states, Illinois is 48% done picking corn vs. a 25% five-year average. Iowa is 11% completed with corn harvest vs. a 6% five-year average. And, Indiana has 27% of its crop out of the fields vs. a 17% five-year average.

Also, 69% of the corn crop is rated as good/excellent, equal to last week.

USDA pegged 86% of the corn as mature vs. a 71% five-year average.



In its report, USDA pegged the U.S. soybean crop condition at 68% good/excellent, equal to a week ago. Also, 83% of the soybean crop is dropping leaves, above a 75% five-year average.

Also, the USDA pegged soybean harvest at 23% vs. a 20% five-year average.



For winter wheat, USDA pegged plantings at 43% vs. a 40% five-year average.  

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