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The 2023 Corn Harvest Is Officially Underway
The week ending September 10th marked the first week of measurable corn harvest in the United States for 2023.
The USDA reports that 5 percent of this year’s corn crop has been harvested so far, which is on par with a year ago at this time and one point ahead of the 5-year average. Texas reports 62 percent of its corn crop has been harvested, while North Carolina has harvested 49 percent. Seven of the 18 primary corn-producing states have yet to begin their harvest activities...
Corn Plantings Near Completion, Soybeans Advance to 83%
Corn plantings in the latest week were reported at 92% completion, up from 81% the previous week and above the 5-year average of 84%.
Iowa and Missouri are nearly wrapped up with their corn plantings, each reporting 98%. North Carolina has 99% of its corn in the ground.
Corn emergence increased to 72% in the latest report, up 20 percentage points from the week prior. Emergence remains ahead of both the year-ago progress (58%) and the 5-year average (63%).
Nearby corn futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were last trading...
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