USDA: 92% of U.S. corn harvested

Source: By John Perkins , Brownfield News • Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The 2019 U.S. soybean harvest is officially over as corn continues to limp towards the finish. It’s been a trying year for many producers, with an historically slow planting pace, widely variable weather during development, and periodic bouts of early winter weather slowing down harvest activity. Parts of the northern Midwest and Plains are receiving more snow this week and some of the corn crop might not be harvested until spring.

The USDA says 92% of corn is harvested as of Sunday, compared to 89% a week ago and the five-year average of 100%.

89% of cotton is harvested, compared to 83% last week, with no comparable average.

The USDA says this is the last weekly crop progress report of the season. Monthly state updates will continue until late March 2020, when the weekly numbers resume.