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U.S. Corn Harvest Reaches 76%, USDA Says

Soybean cutting hits 83%, as of Sunday.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn crop is three-fourths finished, while soybean cutting is behind its five-year average.


In its Weekly Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged the corn harvest at 76%, slightly below the prior five-year average of 77%.

Iowa, the No. 1 U.S. corn-producing state has 72% of its crop picked, behind its five-year average of 76%. Nebraska has picked 65% of its corn, behind its five-year average of 72%.

North Dakota farmers have harvested 49%, behind its five-year average of 62%.



Soybean collection was 83% complete, behind a 89% five-year average.



Winter wheat was 84% planted, below a 90% five-year average.

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