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2009-07-06 16:45:42

The U.S. winter wheat harvest is keeping up with its historic pace, but spring wheat is lagging its five-year benchmarks, the weekly crop report said. The 18 largest winter wheat-producing states report harvest is 56 percent completed, against a five-year average of 59 percent for this time of year. Spring wheat, however, is 30 percent headed out in the six largest spring wheat producing states. Historically, 65 percent has headed out by this time of year. The soybean crop is 100 percent...

2008-11-24 18:31:47

The U.S. corn harvest edged closer to completion this week, reaching 89 percent done, the Department of Agriculture said. The crop's five-year average for harvest completion during this week of the year is 97 percent. Winter wheat emergence is one tick ahead of the five-year average, 92 percent of the acreage showing crop emergence compared with an average of 91 percent. In the 18 most important winter wheat states, field conditions are reported as excellent or good in 44 percent of the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.