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.
Measurable snow has already fallen across a good part of the Corn Belt, Lake States and Northern Plains and with colder than usual temperatures setting in, many farmers are facing as much difficulty getting crops out of their fields as they did getting them planted this past spring.
With 7% of corn acres yet to fully mature and 97% of soybeans dropping leaves, the 2019 harvest season is well underway but still lagging compared with a year ago, according to the USDA’s Oct. 27 Crop Progress report.
As of Oct. 13, 22% of corn acres were in the bin, along with 26% of soybeans, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report. Condition of the crops moving to the harvest season remained essentially unchanged from the past several weeks.
Capturing sunlight and keeping living roots in the ground as long as possible is the goal of Beaver Dam, Ws., no-tiller Marty Weiss. The co-chair of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water talks about strip-cropping and interseeding cover crops at a field day in the summer of 2020.
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