Corn Crop Condition Inches Higher, USDA Says
Soybean Crop's Good/Excellent Rating Stays Steady
By Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming
Agriculture.com - 9/3/2019
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn and soybean crops conditions change little, according to the USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report released Tuesday.
The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 58% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, above 57% a week ago and 67% a year ago.
The USDA pegged 81% of the corn crop was in the dough stage, compared with a 93% five-year average.
Also, 41% of the corn has entered the dent stage vs. a 63% five-year average.
USDA rated the crop in the mature stage at 6% vs. 13% five-year average.
The nation’s crop is rated 55% good/excellent compared with 55% a week ago and 66% a year ago.
Also, 96% of the soybean crop is blooming vs. a 100% five-year average.
The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 86%, well below a five-year average of 96%.
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