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Harvest Progress
September 19, 2017

Minnesota: USDA estimated 44 percent of the dry bean harvest was complete as of Sunday, September 17, and nearly all of the crop was dropping leaves. Sixty-six percent of the crop rates good to excellent, down one percent the previous week.

North Dakota: Dry bean harvest was 44 percent done as of Sunday, near 41 last year and 46 percent average for this date. Crop condition ratings increased 6 points to 56 percent good to excellent this week. Sixteen percent of the crop is rated poor to very poor.

Colorado: Eighteen percent of the dry bean crop is harvested, slightly ahead of last year but slightly behind the five-year average. Half of the crop was cut as of Sunday. Crop condition ratings improved to 70 percent good to excellent this week, versus 79 percent the previous week. 

Wyoming: Twenty-eight percent of the dry bean crop was harvested as of Sunday, September 17, compared to 26 percent last year and the 25 percent average for this date. Fifty-nine percent of the crop was cut, versus 50 percent on average. Crop condition is rated at 90 percent good to excellent this week, up six percentage points from the previous week, and better than the 80 percent average for this date.

Idaho: Harvest progress is well ahead of average, advancing to 81 percent complete as of Sunday, from 62 percent the previous week. That compares to 73 percent last year and the five-year average progress of 61 percent. 

Washington: Harvest progress is at 71 percent complete, near 73 percent last year and 74 percent average. 63 percent of the crop rates good to excellent and 37 percent rates fair.

Oregon: The state's dry bean crop is rated 60 percent good, and 40 percent fair to poor. Harvest progress is far behind last year, with 60 percent done versus 94 percent a year ago.

Nebraska: An estimated 35 percent of the dry bean harvest was done as of Sunday, compared to 27 percent both last year and 30 average. Seventy-six percent of the crop was dropping leaves, behind last year's 89 percent and the five-year average of 85 percent. 52 percent of the crop rates good to excellent this week, up 8 points from the previous week.

Michigan: Eight perecent of dry beans were harvest as of Sunday, September 17. Fifty-seven percent of the crop was dropping leaves, well behind the five-year average of 72 percent. The crop condition rating improved one point to 46 percent good to excellent, versus 45 percent the previous week. Thirty percent of the crop rates poor to very poor.


 

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