The USDA reports corn conditions fell two points across the United States. According to the crop progress report, 68% of the corn is in good/excellent condition. That’s down two points from last week.
Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (73%), Illinois (76%), Nebraska (84%), Minnesota (74%), Kansas (46%). Conditions fell three points in Minnesota; two points in Iowa and one point in Kansas.
The USDA report showed 65% of the soybeans in good/excellent condition. That’s down a point from last week. This week, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (74%), Iowa (70%), Minnesota (67%), Nebraska (81%), North Dakota (54%). Conditions fell in North Dakota by 8 points; Minnesota by 6 points; and two points in Iowa.
The soybean crop maturity is also ahead of the average. The report shows 91% of the crop setting pods—That’s up from the four-year average of 83%.
The USDA crop progress report shows 85% of the corn planted is in the dough stage. That’s up from the four-year average of 72%.
There is no doubt, corn maturity is ahead this year. The USDA reports 44% of the crop is in the dented stage. That’s up from the four-year average of 26%.