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October 5th Crop Progress and Condition Report

On Monday, October 5th, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued a Crop Progress and Condition Report. According to the report, Arkansas farmers are entering peak harvest with 86 percent of corn harvested, 70 percent of rice harvested, 27 percent of soybeans harvested, 13 percent of cotton harvested, and 10 percent of peanuts harvested. Most crops in Arkansas are considered to have a majority of the crop in good to excellent condition with very little in poor or very poor condition. The report also indicates that Iowa corn and soybean crops are struggling with an unusually large percent of the crop in poor to very poor condition, and the same can be said for Texas and cotton. These losses are likely to be the result of weather issues faced in these production areas.

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