USDA Crop Progress Report-- October 12, 2021


The fall harvest is moving right along. More than 40 percent of the corn crop is in the bin, and nearly half the nation’s soybeans. Both are ahead of their 5-year averages.

Cotton is lagging slightly behind the 5-year average, with only a fifth of the crop out of the field.

As for rice, there’s only a fifth left in the field. About half of the sorghum acreage has been harvested, and just shy of one third of the peanut crop.

On the planting side of things, 60 percent of the expected crop is in the ground, and half of that has already emerged.

Nearly half of the nation’s pastureland continues to be in the poor to very poor category, led by the Pacific Northwest, including Montana and the Dakotas.

Although there was some improvement this week, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, California, and Oregon continue to remain at the top of the list of the driest states, with subsoil and topsoil moisture generally above 80 percent short to very short.

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