Crop harvests moving toward finish line

According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 69 percent of the U.S. cotton crop had been harvested by Nov. 12, compared to a five-year average of 68 percent.

Harvest is now complete in Mississippi and nearly complete, 97 percent, in Louisiana. Arkansas producers have picked 88 percent of their crop, compared to 86 percent for Tennessee and 71 percent for Missouri.

U.S. winter wheat producers had planted 96 percent of their intended wheat acres by Nov. 12.

Arkansas has planted 79 percent of what is expected to be a wheat crop of nearly 750,000 acres.

USDA also reported that 56 percent of the U.S. winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition.

The U.S. corn crop is now 90 percent harvested, which is on pace with the five-year average.

Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina had completed corn harvest by Nov. 12, while Ohio, 68 percent harvested, and Michigan, 65 percent, are lagging behind their five-year averages.

Ninety-four percent of the U.S. soybean crop has now been harvested, same as the five-year average. Harvest is complete in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Mississippi, Iowa and Louisiana. Arkansas and Tennessee are at 91 percent and 90 percent, respectively.

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