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USDA: Early planted corn crop receives good rating

Agriculture.com Staff 05/22/2006 @ 2:19pm

The fast-paced planted corn crop has been given a good initial condition report, while soybean planting moves over half done, according to the USDA weekly crop progress report on May 22.

On Monday, USDA rated corn 66% good/excellent, 29% fair, and 5% very poor-poor. Also, 92% of the corn is planted compared to 94% a year ago, and a 87% five-year average.

For soybeans, 55% of the crop has been planted, compared to 63% a year ago, and a 51% five-year average.

USDA rated the winter wheat crop 42% very poor-poor, 28% fair, and 30% good/excellent. The U.S. spring wheat crop was rated 76% good/excellent, 22% fair, and 2% very poor-poor.

U.S. cotton growers have planted 73% of the crop, ahead of 67% a year ago, and a 68% five-year average.

The fast-paced planted corn crop has been given a good initial condition report, while soybean planting moves over half done, according to the USDA weekly crop progress report on May 22.

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