Soy Harvest Nears Half Finished




Almost half of the 2021 US soybean crop is now in the bin.


According to Tuesday’s USDA crop progress report, 49% of the American soybean crop was harvested as of Sunday. That is up 15 points on the week and 9 points ahead of the five-year average but slightly behind pre-report estimates that had the harvest at 50-51% done. A year ago, 58% of the soybean crop was already in the bin by this time.


The Illinois and Indiana harvests each advanced 10 points on the week to reach 43% and 38% complete, respectively - both 2 points behind the state average. The Iowa harvest was 56% done, up from 40% the previous week and 20 points ahead of average.


The Michigan and Ohio harvests were 36% and 33% complete as of Sunday, versus 31% and 22% a week earlier and 28% and 38% on average. The North Dakota harvest was already nearly three-quarters (73%) done as of Sunday, up from 48% a week earlier and far ahead of the state average of 51%.


An estimated 91% of the US soybean crop was dropping leaves as of Sunday, up from 86% a week earlier and 2 points ahead of average.


The American crop was rated 59% good to excellent as of Sunday, up 1 point on the week and 4 points below a year earlier.


Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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