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U.S. winter wheat harvest begins

U.S. winter wheat harvest begins

Farmers have harvested about 5 percent of the crop

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

U.S. farmers have started to harvest the 2021 winter wheat crop.

Farmers have harvested about 5 percent of the crop, the USDA’s Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin said on June 5.

The USDA estimated farmers planted 34.4 million acres of winter wheat in 2021, meaning growers have harvested about 1,720,000 acres so far.

On a state level, farmers in Texas have harvested the most winter wheat.

Growers there have combined about 36 percent of the state’s winter wheat acres.

Aside from multiple states not reporting any winter wheat harvested, farmers in Missouri have harvested the least amount of wheat.

Growers in that state have harvested just 1 percent of their winter wheat, the USDA reports.

More than three quarters of the U.S. corn crop has emerged.

About 78 percent of the crop is up, the USDA’s June 5 report says. This is up from 61 percent last week.

U.S. producers intended to plant about 89.5 million acres in 2022.

That means about 69,810,000 acres of corn has emerged.

Corn in North Carolina is the furthest along.

About 98 percent of corn in that state is up. Conversely, corn in North Dakota is only 22 percent emerged.

And a little more than half of the U.S. soybean crop is emerged.

Around 56 percent of the soybean crop is up, the USDA reported. This is up from 39 percent last week.

Farmers intended to plant 91 million acres of soybeans, meaning about 50,960,000 acres of soybeans are up.

Soybeans in Louisiana are the furthest along, reporting 98 percent of soybeans emerged.

Soybeans in North Dakota, on the other hand, are only 4 percent emerged.


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