Corn harvest pace had caught up to normal, while soybean harvest pulled ahead of average as of Oct. 30, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released Monday.
The nation’s corn crop is 75% harvested, compared to 61% last week, 82% last year and a 75% average. “Monday’s report is neutral for corn,” said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.
Eighty-seven percent of the soybeans are harvested, compared to 76% last week, 91% last year and an 85% average. “Monday’s report is neutral for soybeans,” Hultman said.
Winter wheat planting is 86% complete, compared to 79% last week, 87% last year and an 88% average. Winter wheat is 70% emerged, compared to 60% last week, 69% last year and a 69% average.
Winter wheat condition decreased slightly to 58% good to excellent, compared to 59% last week.
“These ratings resulted in a 7-point drop in the DTN Winter Wheat Condition Index to 148. The index is up from 132 a year ago and above the five-year average of 133. Monday’s report is slightly bearish for winter wheat,” Hultman said.
Cotton harvested was reported at 46% compared to 39% last week, 48% last year and a 48% average. Cotton condition improved slightly to 49% good to excellent, compared to 48% last week.
Sorghum harvest was 76% complete, compared to 67% last week, 77% last year and a 68% average.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Winter Wheat Planted||86||79||87||88|
|Winter Wheat Emerged||70||60||69||69|
|Cotton Bolls Opening||95||93||99||96|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|