Corn Condition Rating Is Weak, For June 10
Some states near completion of planting corn.
By Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming
Agriculture.com - 6/10/2019
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. corn crop is deficient in the categories of planting, emerging and condition.
In its Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged U.S. corn planting at 83% complete, behind the 99% five-year average.
Some in the trade expected a completion rating of 85%.
This indicates that nearly 16.0 million corn acres remain unplanted.
As of Sunday, Iowa farmers had 93% of that state’s corn crop planted vs. a 100% five-year average. Illinois farmers have 73% of their corn seeded, behind a 100% five-year average. Indiana has 67% planted vs. a 98% five-year average. In the eastern Corn Belt, Nebraska farmers have 94% of their corn planted vs. a 99% five-year average.
Also, 19% of the U.S. corn has 62% emerged vs. a 93% five-year average.
In its report, the USDA pegged the corn crop as in 59% good/excellent condition, behind a 72% five-year average.
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