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U.S. Corn Crop 21% Harvested, Behind 5-Year Average, USDA Says

October 03, 2011

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. corn harvest was 21 percent complete as of yesterday, compared with 15 percent a week earlier and the previous five-year average of 23 percent, the Department of Agriculture said.

An estimated 19 percent of the soybean crop was harvested, up from 5 percent a week earlier and less than the five-year average of 25 percent for the date, the USDA said today in report.

About 42 percent of the winter-wheat crop was planted, below the five-year average of 53 percent, according to the report. A week earlier, 26 percent of the crop had been sown.

--Editors: Daniel Enoch.

To contact the reporters on this story: {Whitney McFerron} in Chicago at wmcferron1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net


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