60% of U.S. corn, 63% of soybeans good to excellent

 

By John Perkins, Brownfield 

September 14, 2020

 

The USDA’s national condition ratings for corn and soybeans both declined modestly over the past week. Weather remains highly variable around the country, including lingering drought, freeze or frost, and heavy rainfall in parts of the Midwest and Plains.

 

As of Sunday, 60% of U.S. corn is rated good to excellent, 1% less than last week, with 89% of the crop dented, compared to the five-year average of 82%, 41% mature, compared to 32% on average, and 5% harvested, matching the normal pace.

 

63% of soybeans are called good to excellent, 2% lower, with 37% dropping leaves, compared to 31% on average...

 

... 24% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, up 2%, with 34% called fair and 42% in poor to very poor shape, down 4%...

 

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