Soybean Harvest Nears Completion, Corn Lags
Corn belt's Northern edge struggles to finish
As harvest finally winds down, U.S. farmers are nearly finished combining soybeans but remain behind the normal pace on corn, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report released Monday.
According to Successful Farming, in the main soybean producing states, farmers have only 9% left to cut, slightly behind 5% that would remain unharvested on this date, according to Monday’s report.
Northern states, hammered by early winter weather, are further behind. Wisconsin has only 77% of beans out of the field and Michigan was at 76% as of Sunday, the cutoff for the report.