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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Crop Progress Report

Bottom line: Harvest is above the five-year average.  With continued dry and hot weather, a few states have begun harvesting corn. As of the September 12, 2022, the Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports 95% of corn has entered the doughing stage, which is down by 1% from the five-year average.  All USDA evaluated states have mature corn, which is at 25% compared to the 30% five-year average. USDA added the harvest corn section this week (see chart below).

State Sept. 2021 Harvest Corn Sept. 2022 Harvest Corn Five Year Average
Colorado 1% 0% 0%
Illinois 1% 1% 2%
Indiana 2% 0% 2%
Iowa 0% 0% 0%
Kansas 10% 21% 9%
Kentucky 14% 12% 19%
Michigan 0% 0% 0%
Minnesota 3% 0% 1%
Missouri 6% 5% 9%
Nebraska 1% 1% 52%
North Carolina 47% 46% 58%
Ohio 0% 0% 0%
Tennessee 14% 14% 21%
Wisconsin 0% 0% 0%
Overall 3% 5% 4%

According to the U.S. National Grain Drying Profile, created by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the current trend is displaying a normal to drier crop this year. NPGA continues to track environmental factors impacting corn crop to navigate informed discussions pertaining to supply and harvest. NPGA and PERC encourage propane marketers to continue communicating with agricultural customers often for the upcoming crop drying season.

For the USDA’s entire crop progress report, click here. Please send any questions or comments to Twana Aiken, NPGA Manager of Industry Affairs.

The information and commentary are intended to provide general information and do not constitute advice, recommendations, or speculation on propane demand or supply by NPGA staff or PERC staff.