The latest USDA Crop Progress report, which reports data for the week ended Oct. 18, 2020, shows 60% of corn has been harvested, above the 28% harvested this time last year and the 5 year average of 43%.
According to the latest crop progress report from USDA, 61% of soybeans have been harvested as of the week ended Oct. 11, 2020. This surpasses both the 23% harvested this time last year and the 5 year average of 42%.
According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, 59% of corn was reported mature as of the week ended Sept. 20, 2020. This is more than double the 26% reported mature in the same week last year and the 5 year average of 49%.
Corn harvests in 2019 are still behind both last year’s progress and their 5 year average, according to the most recent USDA crop progress report. Soybean harvests have caught up with last year’s harvest and remain just 3% behind the 5 year average.
This week’s USDA Crop Progress report showed that corn harvest remains behind both the 5 year average and the 2018 harvest numbers, while soybean harvest continues to regain lost ground, matching the 2018 harvest for this week.
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