Corn harvest finished in IL, NC, and TN this past week. In 2017 only NC and TN were finished harvesting for this time of year. Most states are reporting at least 80% harvested; MI and PA are under 80% harvested. KY, MO, and TX are the next states close to completing harvest at 95% harvested. Overall progress is at 90% which is ahead of 2017 by 1% but behind the five year average by 3%.
Soybean harvest is at 91% overall which is behind previous years by 5%. By this time of year in 2017 6 states were finished with harvest. The closest states to finishing their soybean harvest this year are IL, IA, LA, MN, NE, and SD; these states are all over 95% harvested. KY and MO are reporting under 80% harvested.
Cotton harvest is at 59% overall; this is behind previous years' progress by 10-14%. KS is reporting 25% harvested and TX is reporting 47% harvested. Other states are reporting at least 50% harvested. At this time of year in 2017 LA was finished with harvest; LA is reporting 98% harvested this year. AR, MS, and MO are the only other states with at least 90% harvested.
Sorghum harvest is at 80% overall. This is behind the previous years' progress by 9-10%. NM is the only state reporting under 50% harvested at 40%. IL, NE, and TX are reporting at least 90% harvested.
Peanut harvest is at 86% overall. Only FL and VA are reporting at least 90% harvested. All states are reporting at least 70% harvested with TX at 70%. The overall progress is behind previous years by 7-9%.
Sunflower harvest is at 69% overall. SD is reporting 63% harvested where CO, KS, and ND are reporting 71-74% harvested. The overall progress is behind previous years by 15-18%.
Next week's crop progress report will be the last report of 2018 and the reports will begin again in April of 2019 with crop planting progress.
This information is available from the National Agriculture Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and is available here:Crop Progress 11-19-2018