The U.S. corn and soybean harvests continue to run ahead of average. The USDA says that as of Sunday, 72% of corn is harvested, compared to 60% last week, and the five-year average of 56%, and 83% of soybeans are harvested, compared to 75% a week ago, and 73% on average.
74% of sorghum is harvested, compared to 61% typically in late October.
Some areas will see delays during the early part of this week, but much of the Midwest should see a less wet weather pattern as the week progresses.
85% of winter wheat is planted, compared to the usual rate of 80%, and 62% has emerged, compared to 60% on average, and in the first rating of the season, 41% of wheat is rated good to excellent, compared to 56% a year ago, because of widespread drought in the U.S. Plains.
95% of cotton bolls are open, compared to 92% on average, and 42% is harvested, matching the normal pace, with 40% of the crop in good to excellent shape, unchanged on the week.
94% of rice is harvested, compared to 97% on average.
20% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, steady with a week ago, but sharply lower than a year ago.