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Corn+Soybean Digest

USDA Crop Progress, June 8, 2015

soybeans emerging
Corn planting is about done, and most of the corn crop has emerged while the crop condition holds steady for a third week. Soybean planting is nearing completion, but is falling just slightly behind average. The soybean crop is quickly emerging, and crop condition looks mostly good.


The overall corn crop is 91% emerged as of June 7, 2015. This is 1 point ahead of the five-year average. No single state has seen all of its planted corn pop through the dirt, but several are close, including Iowa (96% emerged), Minnesota (98%), North Carolina (95%) and Tennessee (97%).

The overall corn crop condition is holding steady at 74% good/excellent for the third week, although percentages slightly shifted to 61% good and 13% excellent. The best corn crop so far appears to be in Ohio, where 87% of the crop is in good/excellent condition. Kansas has the most corn in very poor/poor condition at 13%.

corn condition, June 7, 2015



Soybean planting is still plodding along. Not a whole lot of progress over the past week brings the overall planted percentage to 79%, 2 points behind the five-year average. Most states have 80% or more of the soybean crop planted, except for Kansas at 31% planted and Missouri with just 30% of its soybeans in the ground. This is well behind the 76% and 69% planted averages, respectively.

Some rain and warm temperatures helped soybean emergence across the major planting states. The overall emergence rate went from 49% last week to 64% on June 7, just 1 point ahead of average. So far, 88% of the soybeans planted in Minnesota have popped through, while only 19% of the soybeans planted in Kansas have emerged.

In this first week of crop condition ratings for soybeans, the overall crop is at 69% good/excellent, 5 points behind the condition of the crop last year at this time. North Dakota has most of its soybean crop in good/excellent condition at 84%. Kentucky isn't far behind at 82%. Kansas and Louisiana each of 14% of their soybean crops in very poor/poor condition.

soybean condition, June 7, 2015

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