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Sept. 15 Crop Progress: Corn harvest starts and soybeans dropping leaves; conditions remain stable


The latest USDA Crop Progress Report shows corn harvest starting in several states. The overall corn crop is just over 25% mature, which is behind average. Crop conditions remain over 70% good/excellent, and well ahead of last year's conditions. The soybean crop has been dropping leaves on almost a quarter of the overall crop. Conditions held on to more than 70% good/excellent.


Eighty-two percent of the overall corn crop has dented, says the latest Crop Progress Report from USDA. This is just slightly behind the 85% average. Twenty-seven percent of the overall crop has hit maturity, a fair amount behind the five-year average of 39%. Corn harvest has started in several states, including: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. Four percent of the overall crop has been harvested, 5 points behind average.

Corn crop conditions stayed steady over the past week, still sitting at 74% good/excellent. States with the most corn in good/excellent condition include: Missouri (85%) and Illinois, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, all at 82% good/excellent. The state with the most corn in very poor/poor condition is Kansas, at 16%.

corn crop condition, sept. 15, 2014



Leaves are dropping from soybeans in all of the major soybean-producing states. Twenty-four percent of the overall crop has dropped its leaves; 8 points behind the five-year average, but on pace with 2013.

Soybean condition remained at 72% good/excellent in the past week. This is well ahead of the 50% good/excellent rating last year at this time. The state with the most soybeans in good/excellent condition is Louisiana at 80%. Kansas has the most beans in very poor/poor condition at 13%. 

soybean crop condition, Sept. 15, 2014

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