Corn harvest advanced to 93% done as of Sunday, ahead of 78% a year ago and the 88% five-year average, while the soybean harvest increased to 95%, ahead of 89% a year ago and the 93% average, USDA's weekly crop report said.
Winter wheat planting reached 92% and emergence 80%, compared with 93% and 82% a year ago and the respective 94% and 80% averages. The crop was rated 51% good to excellent, up from 49% a week ago, but down from 60% a year ago.
Iowa's corn harvest was at 93%, ahead last year's 79% and the average's 91%. Soybean harvest there reached 98%, versus 95% a year ago and the 98% average. Illinois corn and soybeans are 100% harvested compared with the respective averages of 94% and 96%.
"Ninety-three percent of the corn crop for grain has been harvested, nine days ahead of last year, and two days ahead of the five-year average," the Iowa report said. "There were reports of corn piles on the ground at some ethanol plants and local elevators."
In Kansas, winter wheat was rated 46% good to excellent, unchanged from a week ago, and the crop was 87% emerged, compared with 87% a year ago and the 88% five-year average. Topsoil moisture increased 1 point to 57% adequate to surplus.
"Above normal temperatures and mostly dry conditions promoted fall harvest," the Kansas state report said. "The western half of the state received less than half an inch of rain, while the east remained mainly dry."
Nationally, sorghum was 85% harvested versus 74% a year ago and the 82% average.
Cotton was 58% harvested, which was behind the 60% average.
Next week, USDA will discontinue for the season soybean harvest progress.
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