NEWS
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Thu Nov 1, 2012 02:36 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The nation's row-crop harvest continued to run well ahead of normal this past week, while emergence of the winter wheat crop was slightly behind normal, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. Release of the report was delayed until Wednesday due to Hurricane Sandy.

As of Sunday, Oct. 28, both the corn and soybean harvests were entering the homestretch, with 91% of the corn crop and 87% of soybeans harvested. That compares to the five-year averages of 60% for corn and 78% for soybeans.

Sorghum harvest had reached 64% by the end of the week, slightly ahead ...

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