• 8% of South Dakota corn, 9% of soybeans harvested


    8% of South Dakota corn, 9% of soybeans harvested

    South Dakota’s corn and soybean harvest continues to progress near the state’s average pace.

    The USDA says 8% of South Dakota’s corn has been harvested. Sixty percent of the crop is mature with 95% dented.

    The state’s soybean harvest is 9% complete. Eighty-two percent of the crop is dropping leaves.

    Winter wheat is 52% planted, ahead of the 50% five-year average.

    Pasture and range conditions are rated 14% good-to-excellent.

    ...

        
  • Wisconsin farmers begin harvesting corn for grain


    Corn silage chopping continues and some Wisconsin farmers are harvesting corn for grain.

    USDA’s latest weekly crop report says silage is 39 percent harvested, ten days behind last year and six days behind the five-year average.

    Forty-two percent of corn is mature, one day off the typical pace.

    Soybeans dropping leaves reached 54 percent, five days behind a year ago and two days behind normal.

    The potato harvest is running a little slower than usual at 56 percent, winter wheat planting is just under 40 percent, and the fourth cutting of alfalfa is about 90 percent complete.  

    ...

        
  • Minnesota soybean harvest at 4%


    The harvest of corn for grain is underway in Minnesota.

    USDA’s weekly crop update says one percent is harvested, with 49 percent mature.

    Corn for silage is 65 percent harvested, compared to the five-year average of 72 percent.

    Soybeans coloring reached 93 percent, with 61 percent dropping leaves and four percent harvested.

    Small grain harvest is winding down as the sugarbeet harvest nears 10 percent.

    ...

        
  • Soybean harvest begins in Illinois, corn harvest 6% complete


    Soybean harvest begins in Illinois, corn harvest 6% complete

    Soybean harvest began in Illinois last week.

    The USDA reports as of Sunday, 2% of the crop is harvested, compared to 9% at this time last year and the 5-year average of 10%. 63% of the crop is dropping leaves with 66% in the good to excellent category.

    Corn harvest is 6% complete, compared to 2% at this time last year and the average 16%. 47% of the crop is mature and the USDA rates 69% of Illinois corn good to excellent.

    ...

        
  • Arkansas harvest update: soybeans 20%, rice 61% complete


    Arkansas harvest update: soybeans 20%, rice 61% complete

    Harvest continues for cotton, rice, soybeans, and corn in Arkansas. 

    Soybean harvest is 20% complete and 55% are dropping leaves, 54% of the crop is rated good to excellent. The rice harvest is 61% complete with 76% rated good to excellent.  Cotton harvest is 5% complete and rated 72% good to excellent with 90% of the bolls are opening. 

    Three percent of the winter wheat crop is planted. Pasture and range conditions are 22% good to excellent.

    ...

        
  • War in Ukraine boosting Great Lakes ag shipments  


    War in Ukraine boosting Great Lakes ag shipments  

    Agricultural shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are up significantly for the first eight months of the year.

    Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook tells Brownfield grain movement has increased nearly 30 percent and potash has grown by almost 270 percent through August.

    “There’s a lot of demand on the market right now for fertilizers and potash materials so I think the seaway is helping to fill that need,” he says.

    Canada is the world’s largest producer of potash which Middlebrook says mainly moves through Thunder Bay in Lake Superior.

    ...

        
  • 42% of Tennessee corn, 13% of soybeans harvested


    42% of Tennessee corn, 13% of soybeans harvested

    The USDA says dry conditions continued last week in Tennessee. Corn harvest is 42% complete, running behind the 5-year average. The crop is 89% mature.

    Soybeans harvest is 13% complete with 55% dropping leaves and 56% rated good to excellent. Cotton is rated 51% good to excellent with 57% of bolls opening. Just 2% of the crop is harvested.

    Pastures are rated 51% good to excellent.

    ...

        
  • Harvest slightly behind normal in Iowa


    More than 60 percent of corn in Iowa has reached maturity.

    USDA’s latest weekly crop report says while development is slightly ahead of normal, harvest is a little behind the five-year average at five percent complete.

    Soybean harvest reached seven percent as of Sunday, four days behind last year and three days off the usual pace.

    The third cutting of alfalfa hay is basically done, and pasture condition is rated 34 percent good to excellent.

    ...

        
  • Soybean and cotton harvest kick off in Missouri


    Soybean and cotton harvest kick off in Missouri

    Soybean and cotton harvest both kicked off in Missouri last week as corn and rice harvest continue.  

    The USDA reports as of Sunday, 3% of soybeans are harvested, compared to the 5-year average of 4%. 45% of the crop is dropping leaves with 47% rated good to excellent.

    Cotton harvest is 2% complete, compared to 5% on average. 66% of the crop is opening bolls and 52% is considered good.

    ...

        
  • 3% of Ohio soybeans harvested


    3% of Ohio soybeans harvested

    Soybean harvest is underway in Ohio.

    As of Sunday, three percent of soybeans are harvested, with 56 percent dropping leaves and 60 percent rated good to excellent.

    Sixty-one percent of the state’s corn crop is rated good to excellent, with 87 percent dented, and 45 percent mature.

    ...