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USDA’s NASS Crop Progress report would have typically ended last week however given the slow pace of harvest USDA did a special harvest crop progress and will do another next week for December 9th.

The latest report showed U.S. farmers made little headway on the 2019 row-crop harvest last week.  Two major winter storm systems hit wide swaths of the country last week delaying not only holiday travel, but combines as well.

Nationwide, the corn harvest inched ahead only 5 percentage points last week to reach 89% complete as of Sunday, Dec. 1, 9 percentage points behind the five-year average of 98%. Nebraska inched within 3% of their five year average at 96% and Kansas met it’s five year average at 99%.

Northern states like North Dakota continue to be historically behind at only 36% harvested. Michigan moved from 56% to 66%, Wisconsin rose from 57% to 66% and South Dakota went from 68% to 80% harvested. Iowa is 92% harvested, and Illinois is 93% harvested.

Soybean harvest also slowed to a near standstill last week, moving ahead only 2 percentage points to reach 96% as of Sunday and remaining 3 percentage points behind the five-year average of 99%. Nebraska soybean harvest is believed to be 100% complete. Kansas sits just 1% behind their five year average at 97% complete.

Cotton harvest was estimated at 83% completed, just slightly ahead of the average pace of 81%.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/….

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Harvested 89 84 97 98
Soybeans Harvested 96 94 97 99
Cotton Harvested 83 78 74 81

The U.S. row-crop harvest remains the slowest it’s been in a decade, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress report released Monday.

Nationwide, corn harvest progressed 11 percentage points last week to reach 41% as of Sunday, 20 percentage points behind the five-year average of 61% and falling further behind the average pace than the previous week when harvest was 17 percentage points behind the five-year average. The pace of this year’s corn harvest remains the slowest since 2009 when only 20% of corn was harvested as of Oct. 25, said DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini.

“North Dakota is just 6% harvested, with South Dakota at 14% and Wisconsin 13% harvested,” Mantini said.

The condition of corn still in fields was rated 58% good to excellent, up 2 percentage points from 56% the previous week. The poor-to-very-poor category declined to just 12% from 14% the previous week.

Soybean harvest moved ahead 16 percentage points last week to reach 62% as of Sunday. That was 16 percentage points behind the five-year average of 78%, a slight improvement from last Monday’s report, when harvest was running 18 percentage points behind average. As with corn, the pace of this year’s soybean harvest remains the slowest since 2009 when 44% of the crop was harvested as of Oct. 25.

While row-crop harvest remained behind the average pace, winter wheat progress stayed near, to slightly ahead of, the average pace last week. As of Sunday, 85% of winter wheat was planted, slightly ahead of the five-year average of 82%. Winter wheat emerged was estimated at 63%, near the five-year average of 64%.

In its first condition rating for the 2020 winter wheat crop, NASS estimated 56% of winter wheat was in good-to-excellent condition, 3 percentage points better than last year’s rating of 53% good to excellent at the same time of year.

Sorghum mature was estimated at 96%, ahead of the average of 94%. Sorghum harvested reached 65%, also ahead of the five-year average of 62%.

Cotton bolls opening was estimated at 95%, ahead of the average of 93%. Cotton harvested was estimated at 46%, also ahead of the five-year average of 43%. Rice harvested was 97%, just slightly behind the average of 98%.

To view weekly crop progress reports visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Mature 93 86 100 99
Corn Harvested 41 30 61 61
Soybeans Dropping Leaves 97 94 100 99
Soybeans Harvested 62 46 69 78
Winter Wheat Planted 85 77 77 82
Winter Wheat Emerged 63 53 62 64
Cotton Bolls Opening 95 93 91 93
Cotton Harvested 46 40 43 43
Sorghum Mature 96 92 93 94
Sorghum Harvested 65 49 52 62
Rice Harvested 97 93 95 98

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 3 9 30 47 11 4 10 30 45 11 4 8 20 48 20
Winter Wheat 4 9 31 44 12 NA NA NA NA NA 3 11 33 45 8
Cotton 5 15 40 33 7 5 18 36 33 8 18 16 31 27 8

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National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 6 13 62 19 8 16 59 17 4 9 71 16
Subsoil Moisture 7 15 63 15 8 17 60 15 6 13 68 13