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BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that as of Sunday, October 21, 60% of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested. That's up 7% from the week prior, 9% above a year ago and 5% ahead of the five year average. Most of the Cornbelt remains ahead of average, but there were some weather related delays last week in parts of the Central and Northern Belt.

For soybeans, 75% of the crop has been harvested, compared to 66% last week, 76% last year and the five year average of 78%. The rain and cool weather delayed activity in some of the major soybean growing areas of the U.S., with harvest now behind average in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The winter wheat crop is 82% planted. That's 9% more than the week ending October 14, but 2% less than both last year and the five year average. As with the corn and soybean harvest, last week's activity was delayed in some areas by weather. 57% of the crop has emerged, compared to 62% a year ago and 64% on average.

U.S. pastures and range lands are in 37% good to excellent condition, up 1% from the previous week.

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