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U.S. Corn Harvest Finally Reaches the Halfway Point

Soybean cutting closes in on the last little bit.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- U.S. farmers have made it to the halfway point of corn harvesting, while soybean cutting nears completion.

As of Sunday, 54% of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested, sharply behind a 72% five-year average, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report.

Corn

Iowa, the nation’s top corn-growing state, has only harvested 44% of its crop vs. the 70% five-year average. Minnesota farmers also remain way behind with 38% complete vs. the 73% average.

However, some states have been able to combine corn at closer to their average pace. Illinois farmers completed 73% of their crop vs. a 84% five-year average.

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The states in red are tracking behind the five-year average while the ones in green are ahead of schedule. See the specific numbers for your state here.

Soybeans

Soybean harvest is making its way to completion a lot faster than corn. The U.S. soybean crop is 83% cut vs. an 84% five-year average.

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The states in red are tracking behind the five-year average while the ones in green are ahead of schedule. See the specific numbers for your state here.

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