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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Crop Progress Report

Bottom line: Harvest is slightly behind the five-year average. 

As of September 19, 2022, the Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports 87% of corn has entered the denting stage, which is down by 1% from the five-year average. Furthermore, all USDA evaluated states have mature corn, which is at 40% compared to the 45% five-year average. 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.