U.S. Corn Harvest Is Delayed, USDA Crop Progress Report Shows
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The first signs of a delayed U.S. corn harvest have shown up in this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report.
U.S. farmers have harvested 4% of the corn crop, below the 7% five-year average.
The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 55% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, equal to a week ago.
The USDA pegged 93% of the corn crop was in the dough stage, compared with a 98% five-year average.
Also, 68% of the corn has entered the dent stage vs. a 87% five-year average.
USDA rated the crop in the mature stage at 18% vs. 39% five-year average.
The nation’s crop is rated 54% good/excellent compared with 55% a week ago.
The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 95%, vs. a five-year average of 100%.
The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans dropping leaves at 15%, vs. a five-year average of 38%.