Official Grain Inspection


U.S. Drought Monitor
The 6 to 10 day outlook for October 31 through November 4 calls for near to below normal precipitation across most of the nation. From the Plains to the Appalachians there is colder than normal conditions expected.

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report - 10/30/2017
Corn:
Illinois  | 73% of corn has been harvested compared to 90% in 2016 | 63% is in good
to excellent condition

Indiana | 59% of corn has been harvested compared to 79% last year | 59% is in good
to excellent condition

Minnesota | 38% of corn has been harvested compared to 72% last year | 82% is in
good to excellent condition

North Dakota | 37% of corn has been harvested compared to 50% in 2016 | 59% is in
good to excellent condition

South Dakota | 35% of corn has been harvested compared to 60% in 2016 | 43% is in
good to excellent condition

Ohio  | 48% of corn has been harvested compared to 63% in 2016 |  67% is in good to
excellent condition
 

Soybeans:
Illinois  | 86% of soybeans have been harvested compared to 87% in 2016

Indiana | 80% of soybeans have been harvested compared to 81% in 2016

Minnesota | 95% of soybeans have been harvested compared to 97% in last year

North Dakota | 96% of soybeans have been harvested compared to 97% in 2016

South Dakota | 96% of soybeans have been harvested compared to 94% in last year

Ohio  | 85% of soybeans have been harvested compared to 87% in 2016


Winter Wheat
Illinois  | 76% of winter wheat have been planted compared to 83% in 2016 | 54% of winter wheat has emerged compared to 59% last year

Indiana | 81% of winter wheat have been planted compared to 81% in 2016 | 55% of winter wheat has emerged compared to 59% in 2016

South Dakota | 98% of winter wheat have been planted compared to 100% in last year | 91% of winter wheat has emerged compared to 88% in 2016

Ohio  | 91% of winter wheat have been planted compared to 92% in 2016 | 70% of winter wheat has emerged compared to 61% last year.


Mycotoxin Report for 10/30/2017
New reports of Fumonisin in corn have been reported in South Dakota at 10 ppm.

Don has been reported in corn and corn silage in South Dakota and Minnesota.

The End is Near for Soybean Harvest
With the latest crop progress report last week, it showed that 70% of the nation's soybean crop has been harvested. This percentage is still down from the four year average of 73%.

For corn, the Midwest is struggling. Only 38% of corn is harvest according to the crop progress report. Minnesota farmers have reported that only 14% of the crop are off.

Too Little Rain, or too much, Dogs Sowings in EU, North Africa, Russia
Parts of Europe,form Soviet Union, and North Africa are seeing distinct areas of too much or too little rain that are causing delays in the winter grain sowings.

"In large parts of northern Europe, the sowing of winter crops, already delayed by the late harvesting, was further hammered by excessively wet conditions" over the past month Mars, the European Commission's official agri-meteorological bureau.

However, in parts of southern Europe, down into north Africa, too little rain is causing panic. "The current dry conditions may delay the sowing of winter crops" said Mars.