US corn and soybean now at 23% harvested
HOUSTON (ICIS)–US corn and soybean harvest continues to achieve steady progress with both crops now 23% completed according to the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) weekly crop progress report.
Farmers in the key regions have seen mostly favourable weather in recent days and are slightly ahead of last year’s pace of 19% and the five-year average of 21%.
North Carolina is the leading state with 86% of their acreage completed, followed by Texas at 78% of the crop finished.
The amount of corn rated as mature is at 82% with 53% of the crop listed as being in good-excellent condition.
For soybeans the current harvest pace of 23% is above the 2022 level of 20% and the five-year average of 22%.
Louisianna is the leading state with 86% completed, followed by Mississippi at 70%.
There is 86% of the crop now dropping leaves with 52% listed as being in good-excellent condition.
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