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Mich. Farmers Make Good Progress


Published: Friday, November 19, 2021

The following is from the Michigan Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Nov. 14.

The state experienced a few rain and snow events, although harvest progress was able to advance significantly. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

Corn harvest continued on pace as producers took full advantage of dry spells. Reported grain moisture was 18 percent, down 1 percentage point from the previous week.

Soybean harvest continued behind the five-year average, although significant progress was made. Reported soybean moisture was 16 percent, unchanged from the previous week.

Sugarbeet harvest continued slightly ahead of the five-year average.

Winter wheat planting made progress as 81 percent of the crop was emerged.

Other activities included fall tillage, hauling grain and catching up on paperwork.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2020 and 5-year average) showed: corn harvested for grain, 76, 62, 84, 67; soybeans harvested, 80, 65, 95, 85; winter wheat planted, 90, 85, 100, 95; winter wheat emerged, 81, 74, 96, 86; sugarbeets harvested, 95, 80, 98, 90.

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