Corn harvest advanced to 96% done as of Sunday, ahead of 88% a year ago and the 94% five-year average, while winter wheat was 94% planted compared with 95% a year ago and the 98% average, Monday's USDA crop progress report said.
USDA discontinued reporting soybean harvest for the season and this is the final week this season for corn harvest data.
The winter wheat was rated 52% good to excellent, up from 51% a week ago, but down from 60% a year ago.
Iowa's corn harvest was 96% done, ahead last year's 91% and the average's 96%. Illinois corn was 100% harvested compared with 97% average and Indiana corn was 99% harvested versus the 91% average. .
"Statewide there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork, down nearly a full day from the previous week due to a storm system that moved through Iowa on Wednesday, bringing precipitation and high winds," the Iowa state report said.
In Kansas, winter wheat was unchanged at 46% good to excellent. The state's crop was 94% emerged, compared with 91% a year ago and the 93% five-year average. Topsoil moisture dropped two points in the latest week to 55% adequate to surplus.
In Oklahoma drought continued as the rain that arrived was not enough to improve conditions, the state report said.
"The percentage of the state experiencing moderate drought was 16%; a two-point increase from the previous week," the report said.
Also, one report said wind in Oklahoma "was the most extreme weather factor with gusts averaging 35 mph and a high of 59 mph in Newkirk." Oklahoma's winter wheat was rated 45% good to excellent, 39% fair, 12% poor and 4% very poor.
Nationally, sorghum was 91% harvested versus 82% a year ago and the 89% average.
Cotton was 64% harvested, which was behind the 74% average.
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