WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the nation’s corn crop was 79 percent harvested with two states reporting the harvest is complete.
Texas and North Carolina report 100 percent completion, while North Dakota’s corn harvest is only 40 percent completed. In Tennessee and Kentucky, the crop is 99 percent harvested, the USDA said.
Soybean farmers report 96 percent of the crop is off the fields. Cotton farmers report 83 percent of the crop is put away, compared with a five-year average of 82 percent for this week of the year.
The peanut crop is 92 percent harvested, against an historic average of 98 percent for this week of the year. The sunflower crop is 90 percent tucked away, slightly behind the historic average of 96 percent for this time of year.
Planting is nearly complete for the winter wheat crop — 96 percent done, compared with a five-year average of 98 percent for this week in November.
Copyright 2009 by United Press International