Harvest is lagging behind in much of the United States, but growers are starting to make some progress as good weather days have outnumbered the bad ones.

According to USDA’s crop progress report for the week ending Oct. 12, 25 percent of the U.S. cotton crop has been harvested, compared to 16 percent last week, 34 percent this time last year and a 5-year average of 31 percent. Arkansas reports 38 percent harvested, compared to 60 percent last year. Louisiana reports 70 percent harvested, compared to 58 percent last year. Mississippi reports 35 percent harvested, compared to 69 percent last year. Missouri reports 37 percent harvested, compared to 76 percent last year. Tennessee reports 42 percent harvested compared to 60 percent last year.

Twenty-one percent of the U.S. corn crop had been harvested by Oct. 12, compared to 14 percent last month, 50 percent this time last year and a 5-year average of 41 percent. Harvest is lagging behind in all the major corn-producing states.

Fifty-one percent of the U.S. soybean crop had been harvested by Oct. 12, compared to 61 percent last year and a 5-year average of 61 percent. Arkansas has completed 29 percent of its soybean harvest, compared to 54 percent last year. Mississippi is 77 percent harvested, compared to 85 percent last year. Louisiana is 80 percent harvested compared to 89 percent last year, and Tennessee reports that 34 percent of its soybeans are harvested compared to 51 percent last year.

Seventy-nine percent of the U.S. rice crop had been harvested by Oct. 12, compared to 88 percent at the same time last year. Harvest is lagging behind last year’s pace by 12 percent in Arkansas, two percent in Louisiana, 12 percent in Mississippi and 18 percent in Missouri.

Grain sorghum was 43 percent harvested by Oct. 12 compared to 61 percent last year and a 5-year average of 51 percent.