U.S. Corn Harvest Hits 84%, Soybeans 88%, USDA Says
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn crop is nearly in the bin, while soybean cutting is even close to being finished.
In its Weekly Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged the corn harvest at 84%, slightly below the prior five-year average of 87%.
While most Midwestern states are above 80% complete, Nebraska, one of the top U.S. corn-producing states, is 77% complete on harvest, behind its five-year average of 86%.
Soybean collection was 88% complete, behind a 93% five-year average.
Winter wheat was 89% planted, below a 94% five-year average. USDA pegged the U.S. winter wheat crop that has emerged in 54% good/excellent condition vs. 51% last week.