US corn and soybean harvests continue at above average pace

17 October 2011 22:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US corn and soybean harvests are continuing at an above average pace, data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicated on Monday.

The USDA's weekly Crop Progress Report said as of 16 October, 47% of the corn had been harvested in the top 18 corn-producing states, compared with 66% on the same date in 2010, and the five-year average of 41%.

The USDA said 69% of the soybean crop had been harvested as of 16 October, compared with the five-year average of 61% for the same date.

Winter wheat plantings in the 18 top-producing states were 73% completed as of 16 October, up from 59% a week earlier and near the five-year average of 77%.


By: Frank Zaworski
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