Harvest is the word of the week! Corn mature is at 96% this week but will be at 100% by the end of this week. Corn harvest is now past the halfway mark. ND is the only state under 20% harvested but MI, SD, and WI are under 30% harvested. Usually these three states are past 50% for this time of year. NC and TN are both at 99% harvested so should be finished by the end of this week. This progress is ahead of previous years for both states.
Soy harvest is at 75% overall; behind previous years’ progress. Only NC is under 50% harvested but it is still ahead of its own previous years’ progress. LA is reporting 99% harvested.
Cotton harvest is now past the halfway mark at 53% harvested which is ahead of previous years. KS is furthest behind at 18% but still ahead compared to previous years. AZ, TX, and CA are the only other states reporting under50% harvested but all are at least at 40% harvested.
Sorghum harvest is at 78% this week with TX finishing harvest. The overall progress is above previous years.
Peanut harvest is at 84% overall which is ahead of previous years, ahead of 2018 by 10% even. VA is close to finishing at 99% harvested and next is FL at 97%. TX is furthest behind at 50% harvested which is ahead of 2018 but behind the five year average.
Sugarbeet harvest is at 70% with MI most recently crossing the halfway mark. This progress is behind previous years by 20%.
Sunflower harvest is at 31% overall. CO and KS are reporting over 50% harvested while ND and SD are under 30% harvested.
This information is from the USDA Crop Progress Report and is available here: Crop Progress 11-04-2019.