USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (Oct. 25): Harvest Progress Continues to Surpass 5-Year Average

Despite widespread precipitation last week, harvest of corn and soybeans continued to run ahead of the five-year average for 18 selected states.

Sixty-six percent of corn was harvested, compared to a 53% average, according to today's U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report, and the trend also held true for soybeans, although not as strongly.

For the week ending Oct. 24, 73% of soybeans had been harvested versus a five-year average of 70%.

Two of the top-producing states actually fell behind the harvest average for soybeans.

Illinois had harvested 68% of its beans compared to a 77% average, while Indiana had harvested 63% compared to 72%.

As for winter wheat, meanwhile, planting progress matched the average at 80% for 18 selected states, and crop condition was better than last year's crop at 46% good/excellent compared to 40% one year ago.

For the full USDA report for Oct. 25 and previous weeks, click here.

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