The U.S. corn and soybean harvest paces both made good gains over the past week.
As of Sunday, 70% of soybeans are harvested, compared to 53% a week ago and the five year average of 76%.
46% of corn is harvested, compared to 31% last week and 65% on average, with 96% mature, compared to 97% on average. 74% of corn is in good to excellent condition, unchanged on the week.
84% of winter is wheat is planted, matching the five year average, and 67% has emerged, compared to 62% on average. In the first rating of the season, 59% of winter wheat is called good to excellent, compared to 61% this time last year.
49% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, steady with a week ago.
Complete USDA Oct. 27th Crop Progress Report: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/CropProg/CropProg-10-27-2014.pdf
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