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11
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Crop Progress Report:

The USDA-NASS issued their weekly Crop Progress report today.  On favorable weather conditions last week, Arkansas’ soybean and rice harvest moved ahead of the five-year average pace.

 

Soybean harvest as of September 10th was reported at 17% complete, up 10 percentage points from last week’s 7%. Today’s estimate compares to 12% last year and a five-year average of 13%.  Arkansas is projected to harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans in 2017.  The state average yield is currently projected to be 49 bushels per acre; up from 47 bushels last year.

 

Rice harvest was reported at 41% complete, up 23 percentage points from last week’s 18%. Today’s estimate compares to 49% last year and a five year average of 37%.  Arkansas is projected to harvest 1.1 million acres of rice in 2017.  The state average yield is currently projected to be 7,300 pounds per acre; up from 6,920 pounds last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn harvest was reported at 66% complete, up 20 percentage points from last week’s 46%. Today’s estimate compares to 80% last year and a five year average of 69%.  Arkansas is projected to harvest 665,000 acres of corn in 2017.  The state average yield is currently projected to be 182 bushels per acre; up from 171 bushels last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Crops:

  • Cotton was 51% opening bolls, up from 25% last week and a five year average of 61%.
  • Sorghum harvested was 74% compared to 86% last year and the five year average of 61%.

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