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Crop Progress

11/15/2021

Status of 2021 Corn and Soybean Crops: November 15th.

The USDA Crop Progress Report released on November 15th documented progress in harvesting 2021 corn and soybean crops compared to 5-year averages. This past week 91 percent of the corn crop was “in the bin,” 5 percent ahead of the 5-year average. For soybeans 92 percent of the crop has been harvested, an advance of 5 percent over the week but one percent behind the 5-year average of 93 percent. Harvest in many Midwest states was previously impeded by wet weather contributing to high corn moisture values. For the week ending November 14th, 5 to 6 days were suitable for field work among the major states producing corn and soybeans, contributing to harvesting approaching completion.

 

The ProFarmer Crop Tour completed six weeks ago, estimated corn yield to range from 175.2 to 178.8 bushels per acre with a mean value of 177.0 bushels per acre compared to the November WASDE value of 177.0 bushels per acre. The ProFarmer evaluation corresponded to a projected range for the 2021corn harvest of 14.965 to 15.265 billion bushels with a mean value of 15.116 billion bushels compared to the November WASDE value of 15.062 billion bushels.

 

The ProFarmer Crop Tour estimated the soybean yield to range from 50.2 to 52.2 bushels per acre with a mean value of 51.2 bushels per acre compared to the November WASDE value of 51.2 bushels per acre. The ProFarmer evaluation corresponded to a projected range for the 2021 soybean harvest of 4.347 to 4.525 billion bushels with a mean value of 4.525 billion bushels compared to the November WASDE value of 4,425 billion bushels.

 

CHICK-NEWS and EGG-NEWS will report on the progress of the two major crops as monitored by the USDA through the end of the 2021 harvest in November.

 

Reference is made to November 9th WASDE Report #618, in this edition with a final projection of yields, ending stocks and markets.

 

  Week Ending

Crop

November 7th

November 14th

5-Year Average

Corn Mature (%)

Corn Harvested (%)

100

84

100

91

100

86

Soybeans Mature (%)

Soybeans Harvested (%)

100

87

100

92

100

93