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Good-to-Excellent Ratings at 72% for Corn, 70% for Soybeans

The situation of the nation’s corn crop improved barely final week whereas soybean circumstances dropped barely, USDA NASS stated in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

NASS estimated that 72% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Sunday, up 1 share level from 71% the earlier week and properly above 56% at the identical time a yr in the past.

“Iowa and Minnesota, both at 85%, and Wisconsin, at 80%, had the highest good-to-excellent corn ratings,” stated DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini. “Nebraska is at 74% good to excellent, and Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are all rated from 56% to 59% good to excellent.”

NASS estimated that 2% of corn was silking, barely forward of 1% final yr and equal to the five-year common.

Soybean planting continued to inch towards completion final week, reaching 96% full as of Sunday. That is 13 share factors forward of final yr’s tempo and three share factors forward of the five-year common of 93%.

Soybean emergence was estimated at 89% as of Sunday, 23 share factors forward of final yr’s 66% and Four share factors forward of the five-year common of 85%. Soybeans blooming was estimated at 5%, equal to the five-year common.

NASS estimated nationwide soybean crop situation at 70% good to wonderful, down 2 share factors from 72% the earlier week however properly above 54% at the identical time final yr.

“Iowa at 84%, Wisconsin at 82%, Minnesota at 81% and Nebraska at 77% had the highest good-to-excellent soybean ratings, while Ohio and Michigan were both at 57% good to excellent and Illinois was at 60% good to excellent. Soybeans in very-poor-to-poor condition nationwide rose to 5% from 4% a week ago,” Mantini stated.

Spring wheat headed was estimated at 12%, 10 share factors behind the common of 22%. Spring wheat situation was estimated at 75% good to wonderful, down 6 share factors from 81% the earlier week. Sixty-nine p.c of spring wheat in North Dakota was rated both good or wonderful, down from 78% the earlier week.

Winter wheat was 96% headed at the tip of final week in comparison with 93% final yr at the identical time and a five-year common of 97%. Winter wheat harvest continued to select up pace, transferring forward 14 share factors final week to achieve 29% full as of Sunday, Three share factors forward of the five-year common of 26%. Kansas winter wheat was 25% harvested as of Sunday, whereas Nebraska hadn’t began but, famous DTN Senior Analyst Todd Hultman.

Winter wheat situation was rated 52% good to wonderful, up 2 share factors from 50% the earlier week.

“Forty-four percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop was rated good-to-excellent, down from 45% last week,” Hultman stated. “Winter wheat crops in Washington and South Dakota are doing especially well, sporting good-to-excellent ratings of 86% and 80%, respectively.”

To view weekly crop progress experiences issued by National Ag Statistics Service workplaces in particular person states, go to http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map within the “Find Data and Reports by” part and select the state you want to view within the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Silking 2 NA 1 2
Soybeans Planted 96 93 83 93
Soybeans Emerged 89 81 66 85
Soybeans Blooming 5 NA 1 5
Winter Wheat Headed 96 91 93 97
Winter Wheat Harvested 29 15 13 26
Spring Wheat Headed 12 4 6 22
Cotton Planted 96 89 94 96
Cotton Squaring 27 16 27 26
Cotton Setting Bolls 6 NA 2 4
Sorghum Planted 91 79 80 87
Sorghum Headed 18 16 16 18
Barley Emerged 97 94 96 98
Barley Headed 19 11 7 23
Oats Headed 58 42 40 61
Rice Emerged 96 93 96 99
Rice Headed 9 4 4 6

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 1 4 23 57 15 1 4 24 56 15 3 9 32 48 8
Soybean 1 4 25 58 12 1 3 24 60 12 2 8 36 47 7
Winter Wheat 5 12 31 43 9 7 12 31 41 9 3 8 28 46 15
Spring Wheat 1 3 21 68 7 2 17 73 8 3 22 67 8
Cotton 7 18 35 33 7 3 14 40 36 7 4 13 33 45 5
Rice 3 24 57 16 3 26 57 14 1 6 27 52 14
Sorghum 2 11 40 42 5 2 8 42 43 5 3 25 61 11
Oats 2 6 27 55 10 1 7 26 56 10 2 5 29 56 8
Barley 3 22 65 10 2 21 67 10 1 4 23 64 8

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