November 24, 2008

Corn harvest in home stretch

A week of mostly dry weather allowed Nebraska corn producers to move from 67 percent of acres harvested a week ago to 82 percent complete as of yesterday (November 23), the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today.

Although that is a sizable and important increase, corn producers are still behind a year ago, when 99 percent of the crop was in the bin, and the five-year average of 96 percent completed. Nevertheless, piles of corn are a common site at many grain elevators, who are working feverishly to dry corn and move it into all available indoor storage - but expect to see corn piles long after harvest is complete. That's another sign of a good crop.

Nationally, 89 percent of the crop is in the bin, compared to 97 percent on average.

For details, check out USDA's report by clicking here.

For more information on Nebraska's crop, click on the Nebraska Corn Board's Crop Progress Update by going here.

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