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18
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 17, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA Crop Progress Report for September 17, 2017

Mostly open weather conditions last week allowed Arkansas’ grain harvest to advance.  Soybean and rice harvest remains ahead of the five-year average pace.

Soybean harvest as of September 17th was reported at 24% complete, up 7 percentage points from last week’s 17%. Today’s estimate compares to 20% last year and the five-year average of 20%.  Arkansas is projected to harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans in 2017.  The state average yield is currently projected to be a record 51 bushels per acre; up from 47 bushels last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice harvest was reported at 59% complete, up 18 percentage points from last week’s 41%. Today’s estimate compares to 70% last year and a five year average of 52%.  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 78% complete, up 12 percentage points from last week’s 66%. Today’s estimate compares to 92% last year and a five year average of 83%.  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 at 70% open bolls, up from 51% last week and a five year average of 75%.
  • Sorghum harvested was 82% compared to 96% last year and the five year average of 75%.
  • Wheat was 1% planted.

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