U.S. Corn Harvest Is Stretched Out Even Further
DES MOINES, Iowa -- U.S. farmers have made a lot more progress with bringing in the year’s soybean crop than they have with corn.
As of Sunday, only 38% of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested, sharply behind a 59% five-year average, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report.
Iowa, the nation’s top corn-growing state, has only harvested 23% of its crop vs. the 55% five-year average. Minnesota farmers also remain way behind with 14% complete vs. the 55% average.
However, some states have been able to combine corn at closer to their average pace. Illinois farmers completed 62% of their crop vs. a 74% five-year average.
Soybean harvest is making its way to completion a lot faster than corn. The U.S. soybean crop is 70% harvested vs. a 73% five-year average.