The corn crop condition is not where it was at this time last year. According to the USDA crop progress report, 55% of the crop is in good condition, 25% in fair and 12% in excellent condition.
That’s down from 2016 when 60% of the crop was rated as good, 21% in fair and 15% in excellent condition.
Now, that most of the corn planting is done across the United States, the report shows 98% of the crop has emerged. The only state that appeared to be lagging behind the most is Pennsylvania with only 89% emergence.
Soybean planting appears to be just about finished for 2017. The crop progress report shows 96% of the crop has been planted across the 18 states that planted 95% of the 2016 soybean acreage. That’s up 3% from last year.
The latest crop progress report shows 89% of the soybean crop has emerged. The crop is ahead of last year at this time by 5%.
Four states in the Midwest have fallen behind the average. Indiana and Wisconsin are reporting 84 % emerged, Missouri with 81% emergence and Ohio with 85%.
The soybean crop condition has also fallen behind the 2016 averages. So far this year, the crop progress report shows that 57% is in good and 26% is in fair condition. Only 10% is in excellent condition.
In 2016, 61% was in good condition, 28% in fair condition and 9% was excellent.