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American farmers in three states have finished their 2017 corn harvest
American farmers in three states have finished their 2017 corn harvest

American farmers in three states have finished their 2017 corn harvest

The total corn harvest is 95 percent complete, according to the USDA

By Diego Flammini
News Reporter
Farms.com

The 2017 American corn harvest is wrapping up, according to the USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin for the week ending Nov. 26.

American farmers have harvested 95 percent of the total corn crop. That number is up from 90 percent last week, but down slightly from 98 percent recorded at this time last year.

Producers in Tennessee, North Carolina and Minnesota have finished their corn harvest.

And farmers in Wisconsin have completed 81 percent of their corn harvest. That number is up 12 percent from last week.

Wheat

Winter wheat emergence across the U.S. increased by 4 percent from last week.

About 92 percent of the winter wheat crop has emerged, the USDA said. That number is up from 88 percent last week and is on par with the emergence recorded at this time last year.

The winter wheat crop in South Dakota has fully emerged, according to the USDA.

In California, in contrast, only 35 percent of the winter wheat crop has emerged. That number is up from 30 percent last week but down significantly from 80 percent documented at this time last year.

The USDA ranked 43 percent of the winter wheat crop as good.

Days suitable for fieldwork

Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Nebraska and Maryland had the most suitable fieldwork days (seven) for the week ending Nov. 26, the USDA said.

Oregon had the fewest suitable fieldwork days (3.6) during the same week.

Weekly precipitation levels

State

Weekly Precipitation (in inches)

Weather Station

Illinois

0.02

Chicago/O’Hare & Moline

Indiana

0.12

South Bend

Iowa

0.01

Des Moines

Kentucky

0.03

Jackson

Michigan

0.08

Lansing

Missouri

0.00

N/A

New York

0.66

Buffalo

Pennsylvania

0.60

Erie

Tennessee

0.01

Bristol

 

The next Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin will be released Dec. 5.