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Farmers Share 2018 Harvest Progress Via Twitter
According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report, harvest has started in all of the top corn and soybean producing states. The most recent statistics show 26% of the 2018 corn harvest is complete. Soybean progress trails slightly with 23% of the U.S. crop harvested.
Corn farmers in North Carolina lead the pack with 84% of their crop out of the field. North Dakota farmers round out the statistics with 6% of their corn crop harvested. Most states are at or faster than average corn harvest pace.
Louisiana soybean farmers have 69% of their crop harvested so far. In North Carolina farmers have harvested just 5% of the state’s soybeans.
Here is what farmers are reporting from the countryside about harvest progress.
It’s that time of year! Break out your best hand signals.
This Iowa farmer’s harvest season is off to a muddy start.
This farmer in Wisconsin is setting farm records. Is anybody else starting corn harvest in September for the first time?
In some areas, farmers are waiting out rain to being or continue harvest. Can you relate to this farm dog?
Harvest signals the end to what was a tough growing season for many farmers around the country. Cheers to the growers who have overcome obstacles to persevere through it all.
There are so many great things about this time of year, but meals in the field with family might be one of the best.
Soaking up those harvest sunsets is always a highlight, too.