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USDA crop report lowers wheat rating

Agriculture.com Staff 04/17/2006 @ 2:54pm

On Monday, USDA reported the U.S. winter wheat crop condition has declined slightly compared to last week, while corn planting is above last year's pace.

For winter wheat, 32% was rated very poor-poor, 29% fair, and 39% good/excellent. Also, 9% was headed, compared to 6% a year ago and a 6% five year average. For spring wheat, USDA indicated 10% was planted, below a 21% year ago rating and a 16% five year average.

For corn, 9% has been planted, behind 13% at this time last year, and a 10% five year average.

For cotton, USDA indicated 13% of the crop is in the ground, versus 10% from a year ago, and an 11% average.

On Monday, USDA reported the U.S. winter wheat crop condition has declined slightly compared to last week, while corn planting is above last year's pace.

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