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USDA’s NASS Crop Progress report would have typically ended last week however given the slow pace of harvest USDA did a special harvest crop progress and will do another next week for December 9th.

The latest report showed U.S. farmers made little headway on the 2019 row-crop harvest last week.  Two major winter storm systems hit wide swaths of the country last week delaying not only holiday travel, but combines as well.

Nationwide, the corn harvest inched ahead only 5 percentage points last week to reach 89% complete as of Sunday, Dec. 1, 9 percentage points behind the five-year average of 98%. Nebraska inched within 3% of their five year average at 96% and Kansas met it’s five year average at 99%.

Northern states like North Dakota continue to be historically behind at only 36% harvested. Michigan moved from 56% to 66%, Wisconsin rose from 57% to 66% and South Dakota went from 68% to 80% harvested. Iowa is 92% harvested, and Illinois is 93% harvested.

Soybean harvest also slowed to a near standstill last week, moving ahead only 2 percentage points to reach 96% as of Sunday and remaining 3 percentage points behind the five-year average of 99%. Nebraska soybean harvest is believed to be 100% complete. Kansas sits just 1% behind their five year average at 97% complete.

Cotton harvest was estimated at 83% completed, just slightly ahead of the average pace of 81%.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/….

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Harvested 89 84 97 98
Soybeans Harvested 96 94 97 99
Cotton Harvested 83 78 74 81

Corn harvested was 76% and soybeans harvested was 91% as of Sunday, Nov. 17, according to this week’s USDA NASS Crop Progress report.

Winter wheat was 95% planted, 83% emerged and was rated 52% in good-to-excellent condition.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/….

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Harvested 76 66 89 92
Soybeans Harvested 91 85 91 95
Winter Wheat Planted 95 92 92 95
Winter Wheat Emerged 83 78 80 86
Cotton Harvested 68 62 58 66
Sorghum Harvested 93 88 79 87

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Winter Wheat 4 10 34 41 11 3 10 33 43 11 2 9 33 46 10

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National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 5 13 65 17 4 12 66 18 3 7 68 22
Subsoil Moisture 5 14 66 15 5 14 66 15 5 10 67 18

Corn harvested was 52% and soybeans harvested was 75% as of Sunday, Nov. 3, according to this week’s USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Overall harvest is steadily continuing, but is still well behind. Northern states exemplify this with North Dakota only at 10% complete 50% behind the five year average. Missouri and Minnesota are the last two states that have yet to break 60% complete of soybean harvest.

Winter wheat was 89% planted, 71% emerged and was rated 57% in good-to-excellent condition.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/….

Clay Patton has more on the report here:

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Mature 96 93 100 100
Corn Harvested 52 41 74 75
Soybeans Harvested 75 62 81 87
Winter Wheat Planted 89 85 83 88
Winter Wheat Emerged 71 63 69 74
Cotton Harvested 53 46 48 51
Sorghum Harvested 78 65 62 72

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 3 10 29 47 11 3 9 30 47 11 4 8 20 48 20
Winter Wheat 4 9 30 45 12 4 9 31 44 12 3 9 37 42 9

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National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 5 11 63 21 6 13 62 19 4 8 66 22
Subsoil Moisture 5 14 65 16 7 15 63 15 5 12 67 16