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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Crop Progress Report

Bottom line: Harvest continues to outperform the five-year average. 

The Corn harvest is slowly concluding with modest propane usage for drying due to warmer and drier temperatures throughout the growing and early harvest stages. As of November 14, 2022, the Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports 93% of corn has been harvested.

State Nov. 2021 Harvest Corn Nov. 2022 Harvest Corn Five Year Average 
Colorado 93% 84% 86%
Illinois  94% 94% 91%
Indiana 84% 91% 84%
Iowa 90% 95% 85%
Kansas 95% 96% 93%
Kentucky  91% 96% 94%
Michigan 74% 78% 66%
Minnesota 96% 96% 86%
Missouri 94% 94% 91%
Nebraska 89% 95% 86%
North Carolina 100% 100% 100%
Ohio 76% 87% 74%
Tennessee  97% 100% 99%
Wisconsin 85% 71% 67%
Overall  90% 93% 85%

According to the U.S. National Grain Drying Profile, created by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the trend continues to display a normal to drier crop this year. NPGA continues to track environmental factors impacting corn crops and winter weather patterns to navigate informed discussions pertaining to supply and harvest. NPGA and PERC encourage propane marketers to continue communicating with customers to plan fills prior to peak demand season and the conclusion of corn harvest.

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.