US corn harvest reaches 15% completed with soybeans now at 12%

Mark Milam


HOUSTON (ICIS)–US farmers have now harvested 15% of their corn crop and 12% of the soybean acreage according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) weekly crop progress report.

The current pace for corn is above both the 2022 level of 11% and the five-year average of 13%.

Right now, North Carolina is the leading state with 78% of its crop completed, followed by Texas at 73%.

In other updates on the corn acreage the weekly report showed that there is now 95% of the crop which is dented and 70% that is mature.

There is 53% of the crop being rated as good to excellent.

Soybean harvest has reached 12% which is above the 7% achieved in 2022 and just ahead of the five-year average of 11%.

The leading state for harvest progress is Louisiana at 79% completed, followed by Mississippi at 61%.

Currently there is now 73% of the soybean acreage, which is dropping leaves, with 50% of the crop now rated as good to excellent.


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