U.S. corn, soybean harvests officially wrapped up


U.S. corn, soybean harvests officially wrapped up

The USDA says 2020 U.S. corn and soybean harvests are officially over.

Weather was generally good for harvest activity last week in many key U.S. growing areas and while parts of the country might still have corn and soybeans left to harvest, statistically, the season is over.

The USDA could adjust harvested area estimates in December and the final 2020 production totals are out in January.

Winter wheat planting is complete with 89% of the crop emerged, compared to the five-year average of 88%, with 43% of the crop rated good to excellent, 3% less than last week and 9% below last year.

77% of cotton is harvested, compared to 71% on average.

97% of sorghum is harvested, compared to the usual pace of 92%.

58% of U.S. topsoil and 54% of subsoil have adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, both 1% lower than a week ago.