US Corn Harvest at 5%, Slightly Ahead of Average

Source: By Anthony Greder, DTN/Progressive Framer • Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018

NASS also reported winter wheat planting progress for the first time this season, estimating that 5% of the crop was planted as of Sunday, equal to both last year’s pace and the five-year average.

Spring wheat harvest was 93% complete as of Sunday, near last year’s 94% but ahead of the five-year average of 85%.

Sorghum coloring was 79%, ahead of the five-year average of 74%. Sorghum mature was estimated at 34%, equal to last year at the same time but behind the five-year average of 38%. Twenty-four percent of the sorghum crop was harvested as of Sunday, slightly behind the average pace of 26%.

Barley was 92% harvested as of Sunday, behind 95% last year but equal to the average. Oats were 96% harvested as of Sunday, near 95% last year and equal to the five-year average.

Forty percent of rice was harvested as of Sunday, near last year’s 41% but ahead of the five-year average of 36%. Thirty-nine percent of cotton had bolls opening, ahead of the average of 35%.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

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