We're getting a better idea of just how far along harvest is following a historic, wet spring.
The USDA has released new crop progress numbers. It reports only 22% of the corn in 18 states is harvested right now. That's 14% behind the five-year average. The corn crop also has a while to go yet to maturity. 73% of the crop is reported as mature. That's compared to 92% typically.
As for soybeans, they are 26% harvested. That's 23% behind the usual, and the crop is still lagging behind-85% is dropping leaves. Usually, it's 93%.
Several states were hit by a winter storm last week, followed by a possible killing freeze. In North Dakota, 68% of range conditions were reported good to excellent. 23% were reported only "fair". Wyoming, another state hit by the storm, had range conditions of only 40% good to excellent, with 49% as "fair".
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