nina | August 28th, 2012 - 9:00 am

Corn harvest began last week in eight states, bringing total U.S. corn crop harvest to 4 percent, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report.

Texas harvest stood 51 percent complete in the week eneded Aug. 16, compared to 45 percent on average by this date over the past five years. Other states, including Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee were way ahead of schedule. For example, the corn crop was 18 percent harvested in Missouri, compared to the 1 percent five-year average.

USDA’s assessment of the corn crop remained unchanged from last week with 51 percent rated poor or very poor and 23 percent rated good or very good.

Pasture and range conditions were also unchanged at 59 percent rated poor or very poor and 17 percent rated good or very good.

Source:  Meatingplace.com; 8.21.12

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