The SRW harvest has progressed somewhat
slower than anticipated with sampling confined to southern Arkansas. The
remaining areas of Arkansas have just begun as has harvesting in the southernmost
portion of Missouri. North Carolina has seen quite a bit of rain
this past week, and no harvesting is expected until early next week. Approximately
15% of the crop has been harvested in Arkansas which is still almost 15%
ahead of the five-year average, with 50% of the crop rated good to excellent.
In Missouri, 80% of the crop has turned color which is about three
weeks ahead of the normal pace. No activity has been reported in
Kentucky, Illinois or Indiana, but harvest is expected to begin the last
week of May or the first week of June in those states.