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Conditions slide on corn, soybeans

soybean pods
While crop conditions slide, corn and soybeans continue to be ahead on maturity.

The USDA crop progress report shows soybean conditions fell another point this week: 66% of the crop in good/excellent shape compared to 67% last week.

This week, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (74%), Iowa (72%), Minnesota (73%), Nebraska (80%), North Dakota (62%). The soybean conditions fell by 9 points in North Dakota, four points in Nebraska and one point in Illinois.

Soybeans blooming

The latest crop report shows 96% of the soybean crop in bloom. That’s up from the four-year average of 92%.

Soybeans setting pods

Current report shows 84% of the soybean crop setting pods, up from the four-year average of 72%.

Missouri and Michigan are below the weekly average, with only 66% setting pods in Missouri and 69% in Michigan.

Corn condition

Current report shows corn conditions dropped this week by a point. Last week, 71% of the corn crop was in good/excellent condition.

Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (75%), Illinois (76%), Nebraska (83%), Minnesota (77%), Kansas (47%). Conditions fell five points in Illinois, two points in Nebraska and a point in Kansas.

Corn dented

According to the latest USDA report, 26% of the nation’s corn crop is in the denting stage. That’s up from the four-year average of 13%.

States behind this week’s average include: Iowa (22%); Nebraska (18%), Ohio (16%); Minnesota (12%); South Dakota, (11%); Pennsylvania (8%); Michigan (7%); North Dakota (6%) and Wisconsin (4%).

Corn dough

The latest crop progress report shows 73% of the corn crop in the dough stage. That’s up from the four-year average of 56%. Even Wisconsin and Michigan are above their four-year averages.

Michigan stands at 39%--above the four-year average of 37%, and Wisconsin is rated at 45%--above the average of 31%.



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