The National Agricultural Statistics Service, a division of the USDA, released their crop progress report for week ending October 22nd
The National Agricultural Statistics Service released their weekly crop progress report on Monday.
Idaho is the front runner in terms of percent of sugarbeets harvested at 31%. That number is eight points ahead of this time last year.
Michigan has 25% of the crop harvest, compared to 18% last year.
North Dakota has harvested 23% of their sugarbeet crop, ahead of 20% last year.
Minnesota, the country’s largest sugarbeet producing state, has 17% of their crop harvested, behind last year’s mark of 18% and behind the five-year average of 24%.
Rain over the weekend has slowed the harvest in North Dakota and Minnesota, but a favorable five day forecast should help out growers in the upper Midwest. Alberta and Montana were slowed by several inches of snow that accumulated over the weekend.
The four states listed by the NASS accounted for 83% of the harvested sugarbeet acres in 2016.
While precipitation has slowed harvest in the upper Midwest the past week to 10 days, things are still right on pace according to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As of Monday, September 25th, the North Dakota sugarbeet harvest was 12% complete, up 9% from last week. The five year average for North Dakota is 13%.
Minnesota, the nation’s largest sugarbeet producing state, currently sits at 10% complete, up from 8% complete last week, but behind the five year average of 12%.
Idaho leads the way with 30% of their sugarbeet crop harvested. That’s up from last year’s mark of 19% at this point and the five year average of 15%.
Michigan’s total jumped from 10% complete last week to 16% this week. That’s ahead of their five year average of 11%.