USDA Crop Progress - US Corn Harvest at 5%, Slightly Ahead of Average

September 11, 2018

OMAHA (DTN) -- In its first corn harvest report of the season, USDA's National Ag Statistics Service estimated that 5% of the U.S. crop was harvested as of Sunday, Sept. 9, slightly ahead of the five-year average, according to the agency's weekly Crop Progress report released Tuesday. The report is normally released on Mondays but was delayed this week due to technical issues.

 

This year's corn harvest is equal to last year's pace, but 2 percentage points ahead of the average of 3%. The crop continued to mature ahead of normal with 35% of corn estimated as mature as of Su