Industry News

USDA Crop Progress Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) report for November 13 shows harvested corn at 88% this week, which is exceeding the five-year average by 2% and behind the same time last year by 4%.

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has a US National Grain Drying Profile that tracks crop moisture by county. Most evaluated areas on the map are trending drier because of various drought conditions, which will result in a mixed moisture crop while harvesting. However, some areas still have average moisture and will need propane to dry crops to optimum conditions. To view the PERC Grain Drying Profile, click here.

NPGA continues to diligently monitor the ongoing progress and various environmental variables that might influence the demand for propane during harvest season. This includes increased yields due to this year’s record-breaking crop planting.  To view the USDA crop report in its entirety, click here. Lastly, USDA will conclude this year’s crop progress reports on November 27th.

Questions? Please contact NPGA Senior Manager of Industry Affairs Twana Aiken.