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USDA: Corn, soybean crop conditions improve

Agriculture.com Staff 08/28/2006 @ 2:10pm

The corn and soybean crop continues to improve, according to this week's USDA Crop Report.

For corn, USDA rated the crop 57% good/excellent, 25% fair, and 18% very poor-poor. Also, the corn crop is 12% mature, above 10% from a year ago. As of Sunday, 65% of the crop is in the denting stage, above 58% a year ago. Plus, 93% of the corn is in the dough stage, above 90% a year ago.

For soybeans, the crop is rated 59% good/excellent, 27% fair, and 14% very poor-poor. The crop is 96% setting pods, slightly below 97% a year ago. Plus, 7% of the crop is dropping leaves, above 6% a year ago.

USDA, in its report, indicated 92% of the spring wheat is harvested, sharply higher than 74% a year ago.

For cotton, the crop is rated 37% good/excellent, 37% very poor-poor, and 26% fair. Also, 29% of the cotton is in the boll opening stage, above 19% a year ago.

The corn and soybean crop continues to improve, according to this week's USDA Crop Report.

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