Harvest Slow to Advance Due to Snowfall

Harvest Slow to Advance Due to Snowfall

On Monday, USDA released its weekly crop progress report, showing slow harvest progress from snowfall early last week. 76 percent of the nation’s corn crop has been harvested, 10 points more than the previous week. Soybean harvest is nearing completion, with the entire nation harvesting 91 percent of the soybeans, up 6 percent from the previous week.

In Michigan, 39 percent of the corn has been harvested, which is 6 percent more than last week, but still far behind last year’s progress of 73 percent complete and the five-year average of 75 percent.

Soybean harvest is getting closer to wrapping up. As of November 17, 76 percent of the crop has been harvested, falling behind the five-year average of 91 percent complete and last year’s progress of 82 percent complete.

Sugarbeet harvest is also coming to an end. 95 percent of sugarbeets have been harvested, one point ahead of the five-year average and three points ahead of last year.

Dry bean harvest is also 95 percent completed.

Between the cold temperatures and snowfall in much of the Upper and Lower Peninsula, there werw only 2.1 days of suitable fieldwork.