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Corn Crop Condition Shows Stability

Not a lot of change, but some areas still lagging behind.

Corn was 62% dented this week, which is behind the five-year average of 79%. However; according to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey, several places are much farther behind. He says that Wisconsin, North Dakota and Iowa are the farthest behind average.

"Wisconsin is only 31% dented by Sept. 7; the five-year average is 52%," Rippey says. "Even farther behind in North Dakota, 34% versus 65%; and in Iowa 50% versus 82%."

Rippey says that nationally 11% of the crop is mature compared to the average of 28% at this time of year.

"Of particular concern is in the far Upper Midwest," Rippey says. "We see only 1% fully mature in North Dakota, 2% in Minnesota. The five-year averages in those two states are 13%."

Rippey says despite the maturity numbers trailing the averages; the crop condition is relatively stable.

"We saw a shot of rain through the Central Corn Belt associated with the remnants of Hurricane Gustav that certainly helped out in those areas," Rippey says. "Corn as of Sept. 7 rated 61% good to excellent and that compares with 61% last week and last year."

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