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Crop Harvest Advances



Crop farmers scrambled to make headway in their quest to advance harvest this past week, passing the average for completion of the past five years (2008-2012), according to Crop Progress released today by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Corn harvest in the 18 top corn-producing states reached 73% completion as of Nov. 3, 2013, ahead of the previous five-year average of 71% and making notable gains over last week’s completion rate of 59%.

For the soybean harvest, farmers in the 18 top-producing states completed 86% of harvest, beating out the five-year average completion rate of 85% for 2008-2012 as of Nov. 3, 2013. Last week’s completion rate was at 77% of soybean fields, according to USDA data.

Corn harvest ranges from 98% completed in North Carolina and 97% completed in Texas to a low of 47% completed in North Dakota and 48% completed in Michigan.

Soybean harvest is 90% or better completed in most Midwestern states, but is only 19% completed in North Carolina and 46% completed in Tennessee.

To read more about harvest, go to and click on Agency Reports to access Crop Progress.








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