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Corn+Soybean Digest
USDA Crop Progress, June 22, 2015

USDA Crop Progress, June 22, 2015

Wet weather across the Corn Belt is hampering crop conditions. Corn condition declined slightly in the past week. Soybean condition declined, too, and planting progress isn't moving very fast. 


Soybean planting didn't make a whole lot of movement in the past week, overall, going from 87% planted to just 90% planted this week. This is 5 points behind the five-year average. Farmers in Michigan are done planting soybeans, and those in Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin aren't far behind. Good progress was made in Kansas, where they went from 57% planted to 73% planted on June 21. However, they're still considerably behind the 5-year average of 91%.

Soybeans are emerging at a faster pace than planting, going up 9 points to an overall 84% emerged by June 21. This is only 3 points behind average pace. Weather in Kansas helped the soybean crop along, going from 30% emerged last week to 50% emerged this week. Soybean emergence made good progress in Missouri, too, where 40% of the crop has popped through the soil, compared to 28% last week.

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Overall soybean condition dropped slightly in the past week to 65% good/excellent overall, losing 2 points in the good rating, and adding 1 point each to the very poor and poor ratings. Soybeans in Missouri are still in rough shape, with only 34% of the crop there in good/excellent condition, and 16% of the crop in very poor/poor condition. The soybean crop in Wisconsin looks to be in the best shape with 85% of the soybeans in good/excellent condition.


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Corn condition also lost a couple points overall, going from 73% last week to 71% good/excellent this week. The best corn crop so far seems to be in Pennsylvania, where 86% of the corn is in good/excellent condition. Just over half the corn in Kansas and Missouri is in good/excellent condition, and the state with the most corn in very poor/poor condition is Missouri, at 16%.

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