Bloomberg News

U.S. Corn Harvest 33% Complete; Soybean Harvest 51% Finished

October 11, 2011

(Updates with winter-wheat planting in third paragraph.)

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. corn harvest was 33 percent complete as of Oct. 9, compared with 21 percent at the same time a week earlier and the previous five-year average of 32 percent, the Department of Agriculture said.

An estimated 51 percent of the soybean crop was harvested, up from 19 percent a week earlier and the five-year average of 46 percent for the date, the USDA said today in report.

About 59 percent of the winter-wheat crop was planted, below the five-year average of 67 percent, according to the report. A week earlier, 42 percent of the crop had been sown. The USDA’s weekly crop progress report was delayed to today because government offices were closed yesterday for Columbus Day.

--Editors: Millie Munshi, Daniel Enoch

To contact the reporter 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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