Corn Rating Rises, Soybeans' Falls, USDA Says
U.S. Corn Silkings is Hitting Averages.
By Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming
Agriculture.com - 6/22/2020
INDIANOLA, Iowa — The U.S. corn rating jumps up slightly, while soybean conditions drop, according to the USDA Monday.
On Monday, the USDA released its Crop Progress Report that shows U.S. farmers have seen their corn crops improve.
In its report, the USDA estimates the corn good/excellent rating at 72%, up from 71% a week ago.
Meanwhile, 2% of the nation's corn is in the silk growth stage vs. a 2% five-year average.
USDA rated the nation's soybean planting completion rate at 96% vs. a 93% five-year average.
Meanwhile, 89% of the U.S. soybean crop has emerged vs. a 85% five-year average.
In its report, the USDA estimates the soybean good/excellent rating at 70% vs. 72% a week ago.