USDA Crop Progress

Monday night's USDA crop progress report said that only 68% of the US corn crop was now in the barn, down from 94% normally at this time of year.

Harvesting has been proceeding at a record slow pace, because of wet field conditions and high content in kernels, say Martell Crop Projections.

The soybean harvest has however caught up well at 94% done, versus 97% normally.

Winter wheat plantings are at 93% compared to 97% normally. Illinois SRW wheat still lags at 89% versus 100% normally, whilst Indiana is 90% against 99% normality. Missouri is only 61% done compared to 92% usually at this time of year.