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USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

Condition rankings for each U.S. corn and soybeans fell final week, USDA NASS mentioned in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

NASS estimated that 69% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Sunday, July 12, down 2 share factors from 71% the earlier week.

“The larger rating reductions were seen in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa,” mentioned DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman. “Wisconsin and Missouri saw slight increases. This week’s national good-to-excellent rating is tied for the fourth-highest in 10 years.”

Corn silking picked up pace final week, leaping forward 19 share factors to succeed in 29% as of Sunday. That was effectively forward of 14% on the similar time final 12 months and simply Three share factors behind the five-year common of 32%. Corn within the dough stage was estimated at 3%, equal to the typical tempo.

Meanwhile, soybean improvement continued to run forward of regular final week. Soybeans blooming was estimated at 48%, Eight share factors forward of the five-year common of 40%. The portion of the crop setting pods — primarily within the South — was estimated at 11%, barely forward of the five-year common of 10%.

As with corn, the nationwide soybean situation ranking dropped final week. NASS estimated that 68% of the soybean crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of July 12, down Three share factors from 71% the earlier week.

“States with 3-point rating drops or more included Ohio, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota,” Hultman mentioned. “Wisconsin posted the largest rating increase of 4 points. Monday’s new good-to-excellent rating for soybeans is the fourth-highest in 10 years.”

Winter wheat harvest made regular progress once more final week, shifting forward 12 share factors to succeed in 68% full as of Sunday, 2 share factors forward of the five-year common of 66%.

NASS was not reporting winter wheat situations in Monday’s report.

The share of spring wheat headed gained one other 17 share factors final week to succeed in 80% as of Sunday however remained 5 share factors behind the five-year common of 85%.

Spring wheat situation, like that of row crops, fell final week. NASS estimated that 68% of the crop was in good-to-excellent situation, down 2 share factors from 70% the earlier week.

“South Dakota suffered a 9-percentage-point drop, while spring wheat in Montana declined 3 percentage points,” Hultman mentioned. “Monday’s 68% good-to-excellent rating is the third-worst in 10 years, only rated higher than crops in 2014 and 2017.”

To view weekly crop progress studies 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 search for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Silking 29 10 14 32
Corn Dough 3 NA 2 3
Soybeans Blooming 48 31 19 40
Soybeans Setting Pods 11 2 3 10
Winter Wheat Harvested 68 56 54 66
Spring Wheat Headed 80 63 72 85
Cotton Squaring 63 47 56 62
Cotton Setting Bolls 18 13 18 21
Sorghum Headed 27 24 23 28
Sorghum Coloring 15 14 14 17
Barley Headed 75 60 69 84
Oats Headed 93 85 83 93
Oats Harvested 12 NA 9 12
Rice Headed 24 19 22 27

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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 2 6 23 52 17 1 5 23 54 17 3 9 30 48 10
Soybean 2 5 25 54 14 1 4 24 57 14 3 9 34 46 8
Spring Wheat 2 6 24 57 11 1 5 24 59 11 4 20 66 10
Cotton 4 22 30 36 8 4 19 34 36 7 3 12 29 47 9
Rice 2 24 56 18 1 3 23 55 18 1 6 26 50 17
Sorghum 3 13 38 39 7 2 10 40 44 4 1 2 23 61 13
Oats 2 8 29 50 11 2 8 28 51 11 2 5 25 57 11
Barley 1 4 26 46 23 1 4 22 49 24 5 19 62 14

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