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USDA Crop Progress Report

The final U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) report for this season released on November 27 shows harvested corn at 96% this week, which is exceeding the five-year average by 1% and behind the same time last year by 3%.

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 will compile a summary of the USDA’s Annual Crop Production report upon its release on January 12, 2024. This report will furnish conclusive data on the 2023 season, with particular attention to harvested acreage, production, and storage, thereby serving as a valuable foundation for comparing the 2024 season predictions. To view the USDA crop report in its entirety, click here.

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