Unfinished Corn Harvest, The Fourth Slowest In History

North Dakota Farmers Have 70% Of Their Corn Still In The Fields


By Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 11/25/2019


DES MOINES, Iowa — On Monday, the USDA confirmed that many Upper Midwestern states cannot even see the finish line of the 2019 corn harvest season.


The only other years this slow for corn harvesting were 1985, 1992, and 2009.




In its weekly USDA Crop Progress Report, the USDA pegged the U.S. corn harvest at 84% complete, below the trade’s expectation of 85% and below the five-year average of 96%.


While Illinois and Iowa, the two-largest corn-producing states have 12% and 14%, respectively, of their corn picking left, North Dakota is only finished harvesting 30% of its crop.


South Dakota has 68% of its corn out of the field, compared with a 96% five-year average.


Michigan and Wisconsin are only halfway done with corn picking.




The USDA pegged the U.S. soybean harvest as 94% complete vs. the trade’s expectation of 95% and a five-year average of 97%.


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