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Michigan Corn Lagging in Maturity

Farmers have been preparing for a long harvest in Michigan, and the latest crop progress numbers proves that

Debbie Newton, a market analyst with the Anderson’s in Central Michigan says “ugly” is a way to describe the corn crop in 2019.

“The Michigan corn crop is at 31 percent mature versus 69 percent average,” she said. “This is what’s figuring into the markets now. The calendar is starting to get people nervous and the weather forecast.”

Sugar beets haven’t made much progress. According to USDA, 14 percent of sugar beets have been harvested.

26 percent of dry beans have been harvested so far, compared to 57 percent of the crop harvested in 2018.