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Michigan’s Corn Struggles to Maturity, Gains in Harvest Progress

The nation’s corn crop continues to lag in maturity.

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report, 73 percent of the nation’s corn is mature, 19 points behind the five-year average, and 23 points behind 2018.

In Michigan, 44 percent of the corn crop is mature, compared to the five-year average of 80 and last year’s rating of 86 percent.

7 percent of Michigan’s corn crop is harvested, an increase of three points from the week prior, still lagging behind 2018’s harvest progress of 19 percent.

18 percent of Michigan’s soybeans have been harvested, an increase of 10 points from last week. Soybean harvest is lagging 18 points behind the five-year average.

43 percent of Michigan’s corn is rated good to excellent, and 44 percent of the soybeans have the same rating.

18 percent of Michigan’s sugarbeets have been harvested, a four-point increase from last week, but it’s still behind the five-year average of 30 percent.