The crop progress report shows 69% of the corn in good/excellent condition. That’s up from 68% last week, and 61% last year.
Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (73%), Illinois (79%), Nebraska (82%), Minnesota (78%), Kansas (47%).
Soybean report identical to corn—68% in good/excellent condition, up one point from last week, 8% higher than last year.
This week, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (79%), Iowa (72%), Minnesota (73%), Nebraska (83%), North Dakota (54%).
Corn is 97% in the dent stage, up from the four-year average of 93%.
Corn continues way ahead of the four-year average for maturity. It’s 72% this week, up from the four-year average of 53%.
Corn is 16% harvested, up from the four-year average of 11%.
Missouri producers report 43% of the crop is harvested followed by Illinois (28%) and Indiana (18%) in the Midwest.
Soybean leaf drop
Soybean maturity shows 71% of the crop has dropped leaves, up from the four-year average of 57%.
The soybean harvest is moving along. Report shows 14% of the crop harvested, up from the four-year average of 8%.