74% of U.S. corn, 79% of soybeans harvested

The USDA says corn harvest advanced last week, while soybean harvest activity is now slower than normal. Weather was mixed in the Midwest and Plains, including heavy late week precipitation in parts of the region.

As of Sunday, 74% of U.S. corn is harvested, compared to 66% both a week ago and for the four-week average.

79% of soybeans are harvested, compared to 73% last week and 81% on average.

87% of winter wheat is planted, compared to the usual rate of 86%, and 67% has emerged, compared to 68% on average, with 45% of the crop rated good to excellent, down 1% on the week.

45% of cotton is harvested, compared to 48% on average, with 94% of bolls opening, compared to 95% normally, and 62% of the crop is called good to excellent, 2% less than a week ago.

26% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, a week-to-week improvement of 2%.

The USDA’s next set of production estimates is out Tuesday, November 9th.

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