87% of U.S. corn, 94% of soybeans harvested

The end of this year’s U.S. corn and soybeans harvests is drawing near. Forecasts for the region do have rain and even snow in parts of the Midwest and Plains along with generally colder temperatures in the back half of the week for many areas.

The USDA says that as of Sunday, 87% of U.S. corn is harvested, compared to the five-year average of 76%, and 94% of soybeans are harvested, compared to 86% on average.

92% of winter wheat is planted, compared to the usual rate of 90%, and 73% has emerged, compared to 74% on average, with 30% of the crop called good to excellent, up 2% on the week.

62% of cotton is harvested, compared to 55% normally in early November.

The USDA’s next set of crop production estimates is out Wednesday at Noon Eastern/11 Central.

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