Corn mature is at 93% this week and is not expected to reach 100% through this week. In 2018 this stage was already at 100% for this time of year. Corn harvested is at 41%, only ND is reporting under 10% harvested. NC and TN are close to finishing at 97% and 98% harvested. Overall progress is 20% behind previous years.
Soybeans dropping leaves are at 97% this week with MN and NE reaching 100% this week. This is expected to reach 100% overall through the week. Overall soy harvest is at 62%. This is behind 2018 by 7% but behind the five year average by 16%.
Cotton bolls opening are at 95% and expected to reach 100% this week. Recent states to reach 100% are MS, MO, NC, TN, and VA. All other states are reporting at least 93% bolls opening. Cotton harvest is at 46% progress. Only KS is under 10% at 9% harvested. LA is furthest ahead at 88% harvested. AZ, CA, KS, OK, and TX are the only states under 50% harvested.
Sorghum mature is at 96% overall and expected to reach 100% this week. SD is furthest behind at 89%. Sorghum harvest is at 65%. TX is nearly finished at 96% which is ahead of the previous years by 16%.
Peanut harvest is at 77% harvested. VA is furthest along at 95% harvested and TX is furthest behind at 33% harvested.
Sugarbeet harvest is now past the halfway mark at 58% harvested. ID is reporting 73% harvested and MI is the only state under 50% at 41% harvested.
Sunflowers harvested is at 17% with ND and SD under 15% harvested but KS at 43% harvested and CO at 72% harvested.
Rice harvest is at 97% and expected to finish this week. No new states are reporting 100% harvested but all remaining states are over 95% harvested.
This information is from the USDA Crop Progress Report and is available here: Crop Progress 10-28-2019.