Soybean harvest wraps up a few days ahead of average
The soybean crop harvest was nearly complete in all the top-producing states as of Nov. 13 and 96 percent complete on average across the U.S. vs. the five-year average of 91 percent. This report was the last one for 2022/23 soybeans.
Corn harvest is also close to complete (93 percent for the U.S. vs. 85 percent average), and USDA will report a last week of progress next week.
Crop condition was last reported as of Oct. 16, mid-harvest for both corn and soybeans. U.S. corn ended the planting season with 53 percent rated good to excellent and 21 percent poor to very poor. A year ago, 60 percent was in the good to excellent category and 14 percent was rated poor to very poor. Soybean condition was very similar to a year ago: 57 percent of the 2022/23 crop was in good to excellent shape as of Oct. 16 vs. 59 percent a year earlier, and 15 percent of the current crop was rated poor to very poor vs. 14 percent in mid-October 2021.
USDA will begin reporting on 2023/24 corn and soybean crop progress in April.