Crop Progress Report Shows Harvest Behind Schedule

Crop Progress Report Shows Harvest Behind Schedule

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Combines aren't rolling at their usual pace with harvest progress behind for corn, soybeans and spring wheat.

Excess rainfall and early snow in the north cause challenges for wheat growers while corn and soybean growers deal with either wet fields or crops that aren't mature enough to harvest.

The USDA's weekly data shows 88 percent of corn is dented, up 9 points from last week, but 10 points behind the five-year average. 55% of the soybean crop is dropping leaves up 21 points from last week but behind the 76 percent average. 11 Percent of the nation's corn crop is harvest compared to a 19 percent norm. Soybeans are at 7 percent 13 points below the average and wheat is at 90 percent.

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