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Corn Harvest Nearing Completion

Published: Friday, November 30, 2018

The following is from the Michigan Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Nov. 25.

Most regions across the state experienced cold temperatures and high levels of precipitation. However, warmer temperatures near the end of the week allowed some farmers to finish out their harvests.

The corn harvest continued in dry enough areas. The moisture content of the grain harvested was 21 percent.

The soybean harvest also continued at a slow pace. The moisture content of the grain harvested was 16 percent.

Spotters noticed that winter wheat fields continued to show signs of stress, and other fields were still displaying poor emergence rates.

Other activities included the planting of cover crops where weather permitted, and equipment preparation for the oncoming winter months.

There were 4 days suitable for fieldwork.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2017 and 5-year average) showed: corn harvested for grain, 82, 74, 83, 84; soybeans harvested, 89, 83, 94, 97; winter wheat emerged, 87, 81, 97, 95; sugarbeets harvested, 95, 93, 99, 100.

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