Corn harvest in the U.S. is nearing completion, but the Michigan crop is still struggling to get out of the field thanks to precipitation.
According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, 89 percent of the nation’s corn has been harvested, nine points behind the five-year average. Michigan has 66 percent of its corn harvested, 23-points behind the five-year average of 89 percent completed.
Michigan’s soybean harvest made minimal progress last week, only gaining five-points of ground in a week. The latest data shows 85 percent of the soybeans have been harvested, falling behind the five-year average for Michigan at 97 percent complete, and the national average of 96 percent complete.