USDA Crop Progress

The USDA report that 79% of the 2009 US corn crop has now been harvested, up 11 points from last week, but still well behind the five year average of 97% complete.

Illinois is only 72% done versus 99% normally, with Indiana running at 84% (98% normally) and the poor old Dakotas at just 58% in SD and 40% in ND (normally 96% and 89% respectively).

The soybean harvest is finally just about back on schedule at 96% complete, versus 98% normally. In Illinois 4% of the crop is still in the field compared to it being fully harvested normally at this time of year. Kansas also lags at 90% compared to 97%.

Winter wheat is 96% planted, versus 98% on the five year average. Top producing state of Kansas is 96% done, whereas wheat is normally fully planted here by now. The SRW state of Illinois lags at 92% versus 100% normally along with Indiana at 93% (100%) and the worst affected state of Missouri being only 69% planted (95% normally).