August 14, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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%).
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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