The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday issued its final Crop Progress report for 2013.
The report reflected that 95% of the corn harvest has been completed in the top 18 states, compared with 100% of the harvest completed as of Nov. 24, 2012. The five-year average (2008-2012) for completion of the corn harvest is 91%.
The states of Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas have completed the corn harvest, with most other states within striking reach of finishing the job. Michigan at 84%, North Dakota at 86% and Wisconsin at 82% lag the furthest behind in completion of the corn harvest for 2013.
In the first two weeks of December, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will send out its annual December surveys on crops and livestock. NASS will survey approximately 90,000 U.S. producers.
Survey responses will provide the final information about the 2013 row crops focusing on harvested acreage, production and storage.
In addition, hog producers will be asked about their current inventory, pig crop and farrowing intentions for the next six months. With both data collection and data release taking place over a span of only four weeks, the results will be available starting with the Hogs and Pigs report on Dec. 27. That will be followed by the Dec. 27 Annual Crop Production Summary and other reports on Jan. 10, 2014.
Go to www.usda.gov to read the rest of the USDA report.