According to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, nearly one-third of the nation’s corn has now been harvested.

Nearly ideal weather conditions allowed for farmers in the central and western Corn Belt to make significant progress over the last week:

 

Last Year

Last Week

This Week

Five-Year Average

 

-----Percent------

Colorado

10

7

11

17

Illinois

22

30

50

47

Indiana

17

18

29

32

Iowa

5

5

13

24

Kansas

44

42

62

57

Kentucky

56

52

66

67

Michigan

3

4

9

14

Minnesota

5

3

9

19

Missouri

42

46

67

60

Nebraska

10

10

15

24

North Carolina

78

80

85

86

North Dakota

1

3

6

12

Ohio

11

10

18

17

Pennsylvania

14

24

32

22

South Dakota

5

7

12

22

Tennessee

69

64

76

79

Texas

69

63

64

72

Wisconsin

3

3

7

14

18 States

16

18

27

32

Missouri made the most progress over the last week, advancing by 21 percentage points. Illinois and Kansas also reported impressive gains, each 20 percentage points above last week’s report.

Corn conditions were unchanged for yet another week, with 10 percent of corn in poor or worse condition.

Soybeans: Harvest soars to 42 percent
Whereas corn harvest is 11 percentage points above last year’s pace, soybean harvest is blowing away the 2014 report. Currently 42 percent of soybeans have been harvested, compared to 19 percent last year and the five-year average of 42 percent.

Four states in particular are reporting impressive week-over-week gains:  Illinois (49 percent), Iowa (35 percent), Minnesota (44 percent) and North Dakota (70 percent). Each of these states are between 25 and 37 percentage points ahead of each state’s 2014 report.

The USDA also showed soybean conditions improving slightly with 11 percent of soybeans in poor or worse condition, compared to 12 percent last week.

For the full Crop Progress report, click here.