Harvest is winding down in Arkansas. In Monday’s Crop Progress report, NASS estimated that soybean harvest was 89% complete as of October 29 and cotton harvest was 82% complete. Soybean harvest compares to 91% complete at this point last year and the five year average pace of 82% . Cotton harvest also lags last year’s pace of 94% complete, but is slightly ahead of the 5-year average of 80%.
Arkansas is projected to harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre. Harvested cotton acreage was estimated at 438,000 acres by NASS earlier this month. The state average cotton yield is expected to be 1,096 pounds per acre with total production to reach 1 million bales for the first time since 2012.
- Peanut harvest is 76% complete.
- Winter Wheat is 66% planted to 55% last year and the five year average of 55%.
The information in this post is from the USDA-NASS Crop Progress report for the week ending October 29, 2017. The full report can be downloaded at this link: arcw103017