Corn and rice harvest nearing completion in Arkansas

Arkansas farmers made good harvest progress last week.

The USDA reports as of October 1st corn harvest is 92% complete followed by rice at 81%, soybeans at 47%, cotton at 12% and peanuts at 3%. Corn, soybean and rice harvest are all ahead of the five-year average pace, while cotton and peanuts are behind.

Crop conditions declined slightly week over week with the agency rating the Arkansas peanut crop 75% good to excellent, followed by soybeans at 71% and cotton at 68% good to excellent.

Winter wheat planting also reached 7% complete with 1% emerged.  

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