U.S. agriculture department says 2015 corn harvest looks promising

U.S. agriculture department says 2015 corn harvest looks promising.
U.S. agriculture department says 2015 corn harvest looks promising.
The United States Department of Agriculture reported this week that the corn harvest is on schedule so far this year.

Corn has been 42 percent harvested as of Oct. 11; the highest amount harvested was in North Carolina with 88 percent, and the lowest percent of crop harvest in Colorado and North Dakota with only 15 percent.

“While estimates of the crop in the northern regions of the Corn Belt could still shift as harvest gets further underway, we can now see a clearer picture of the 2015 corn grown over much of the country,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling, a grower from Maryland. “Despite difficulties with early season flooding, the overall crop is on track to have the second-highest national average yield on record. At NCGA, we continuously work to grow demand for this sustainable, abundant crop as our nation’s farmers work hard to get it in the bins.”

Approximately 68 percent of corn crops this year are considered to be in good or excellent condition. Last year, crops were at 74 percent of good or excellent crops.

The National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 farmers nationwide and works together with affiliated state organizations to create and increase opportunities for corn growers.

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