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USDA Crop Progress
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:16AM CDT
By Anthony Greder
DTN Managing Editor

OMAHA (DTN) -- The nation's soybean harvest fell further behind the normal pace last week, and corn harvest also slowed to just a couple points ahead of average, USDA's National Ag Statistics Service said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

As of Sunday, Oct. 21, 53% of the soybean crop was harvested, 16 points behind the five-year average of 69%. That's slightly further behind average than the previous week when harvest stood at 15 points behind the five-year average.

"Illinois and Indiana are the only major producers ahead of their five-year average pace," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. "Iowa's soybeans are only 37% harvested versus a five-year average of 71% for this time of year."

Despite concerns about the quality of the crop in some parts of the country, NASS left its good-to-excellent condition rating for soybeans unchanged at 68% last week.

Corn harvest also slowed again last week. At 49% complete, harvest was only 2 percentage points ahead of the average pace of 47%. That was nearer to normal than the previous week when harvest was 4 percentage points ahead of the five-year average.

Corn condition also held steady nationwide last week at 68% good to excellent.

Winter wheat planting was 72% complete as of Sunday, near 73% last year at the same time but behind the five-year average of 77%. Winter wheat emerged, at 53%, was ahead of last year's 50% but slightly behind the average pace of 55%.

"Not much progress was made in Texas, Oklahoma or Kansas where wheat plantings are 63%, 75% and 67%, respectively," Hultman said.

Forty-six percent of the sorghum crop was harvested as of Sunday, up just 4 percentage points from the previous week, equal to last year and 10 percentage points behind the five-year average of 56%.

Ninety percent of rice was harvested as of Sunday, behind last year's 97% and also behind the five-year average of 94%.

Eighty-eight percent of cotton had bolls opening as of Sunday, near the average of 89%. Thirty-nine percent of cotton was harvested, ahead of last year's 36% and also ahead of the average pace of 33%.

Cotton condition fell again slightly from 35% good to excellent the previous week to 34% last week.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov. Look for the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & Condition" report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Harvested 49 39 37 47
Soybeans Harvested 53 38 67 69
Winter Wheat Planted 72 65 73 77
Winter Wheat Emerged 53 44 50 55
Cotton Bolls Opening 88 85 86 89
Cotton Harvested 39 32 36 33
Sorghum Mature 89 81 88 89
Sorghum Harvested 46 42 46 56
Rice Harvested 90 88 97 94

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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 4 8 20 48 20 4 8 20 47 21 3 8 23 50 16
Soybeans 3 8 23 48 18 3 8 23 48 18 3 9 27 48 13
Sorghum 6 12 29 43 10 6 11 28 44 11 2 6 27 52 13
Cotton 13 20 33 26 8 11 20 34 29 6 5 9 30 42 14

Anthony Greder can be reached at Anthony.greder@dtn.com

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