The recent National Agricultural Statistics Service report confirms what farmers already know – the 2010 harvest is well ahead of schedule.
National corn harvest jumped 7% this week to 18% harvested, which is 8% ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans are 8% harvested which is just 2% ahead of the average pace.
Ohio farmers have 11% harvested of both corn and soybeans, which is 10% ahead for the corn and 8% ahead for the soybeans.
Just over 70% of Ohio’s corn crop is mature, 40% ahead of the average, and soybeans are 42% mature, which is 25% ahead of normal. Winter wheat planting in Ohio is at 2% while average is 1%.
At Farm Science Review, the first corn yields are running from 170 bushels to 190 bushels. For other yields from around the state visit: http://ocj.com/2010-yield-data/.
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