The harvesting pace of both U.S. corn and soybeans are easily topping the 5-year average, according the USDA report issued today.
As of Oct. 25, 75% of corn acres have been harvested. This compares with the 68% 5-year average and 44% harvested last year on this date. About 59% of corn had been harvested a week earlier.
Of the top corn acreage states, Illinois is reported to be 93% competed, Indiana, 82%, Iowa 73%, Minnesota 81%, Missouri 94% and Ohio 76%. Still with a ways to go are Michigan at 47%, Nebraska 57%, Pennsylvania 63% and Wisconsin 47%.
According to USDA, 87% of soybean acres have been harvested. This compares with 80% 5-year average and 68% a year ago.
Illinois soybeans are 93% harvested, Indiana 91%, Iowa 92%, Michigan 82%, Minnesota 99%, Nebraska 90%, Ohio 93% and Wisconsin 89%. Even North Dakota (98%) and South Dakota (96%) are way above the 5-year average. Still lagging is Missouri at 67% and Kansas at 70%.