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Crop Progress Photos: August 8, 2016

  • Corn in Maxwell, Iowa

    “The corn is incredibly healthy and the kernels are really deep for it being this early,” says Rhonda Birchmier. “It's a 109 day hybrid that was planted in mid-April and it's already starting to dent.”

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 61% of Iowa corn is in dough stage, which is 24% higher than the 2011-2015 average at this point in the growing season. A small 7% of that corn is dented already. As for condition, 4% of Iowa corn is rated poor to very poor, 13% is in fair condition, 57% is rated good, and an incredible 26% of Iowa corn is considered to be in excellent condition. 

  • Soybeans in Irving, Illinois

    “The beans are looking healthy,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32) of Irving, Illinois.

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 79% of Illinois soybeans are in good to excellent condition, while 16% are rated fair and 5% are considered to be in poor to very poor condition.

  • Corn in Wausa, Nebraska

    “Corn is in the dough stage with kernels filling nicely, but I have some concerns about test weight in stressed areas,” says Derek Cunningham of Wausa, Nebraska. “Rains have been very spotty.”

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 76% of Nebraska corn is in good to excellent condition, 19% is rated fair, and 5% is in poor to very poor condition. A solid 47% of Nebraska corn is in dough stage and 9% is dented, which falls right in line with the 2011-2015 average.

  • Corn in Shadehill, South Dakota

    “The corn is doing real well,” says Doug Ham of Shadehill, South Dakota. “We could use more rain, but are fortunate to have what we’ve received. Other areas close by haven’t been that lucky.”

    The latest Crop Progress Report lists 94% of South Dakota corn as silking, 47% in dough stage, and 3% as dented. A whole 13% of the state’s corn is rated poor to very poor, while 32% is in fair condition and 55% is considered to be good to excellent.

  • Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri

    “Our 30-inch rows in our Liberty Link test plot are about to close the rows,” says Tyler Muddly (Instagram: @tmuddly17) of Monroe City, Missouri. “The beans took awhile to get to canopy with the lack of water. Recent rains have caught up to where they should be.”

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 70% of Missouri’s soybeans are in good to excellent condition, 24% are rated fair, and 6% are in poor to very poor condition.

  • Corn in Monango, North Dakota

    “I love spending time in the field—scouting crops and reporting any problems,” says Val Wagner (Instagram: @wagntales) of Monango, North Dakota. “The corn for silage will be ready soon!”

    The latest Crop Progress Report rated 80% of North Dakota corn as good to excellent, 16% as fair, and 4% as poor to very poor. As for maturity, 89% of North Dakota corn is silking, 22% is in dough stage, and  2% is dented.

  • Soybeans in Wausa, Nebraska

    “The beans are beginning to fill pods,” says Derek Cunningham of Wausa, Nebraska. “It’s going to be warmer mid-week with very little moisture in the forecast.”

    In Nebraska, 77% of the state’s soybeans are in good to excellent condition, 19% are rated fair, and 4% are in poor to very poor condition. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 94% of Nebraska beans are blooming and 65% are setting pods.

  • Soybeans in Shelby, Ohio

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 93% of Ohio soybeans are blooming and 66% are setting pods. 

    As for condition, 52% are rated good to excellent, 33% are rated fair, and a whole 15% are considered to be in poor to very poor condition.

  • Soybeans in Clinton, Illinois

    “These beans are waist high and coming along well,” says Kevin Toohill (Instagram: @toohillkevin). “We had cool weather over the weekend.”

    The latest Crop Progress Report says 91% of Illinois soybeans are blooming, which is right in line with the 2011-2015 average. A whole 68% are setting pods.

  • Corn in Dakota, Minnesota

    "The crops are doing very well," says Stacy Wolter of Dakota, Minnesota. Considering the latest Crop Progress Report listed a whopping 85% of Minnesota corn in good to excellent condition, her corn is pretty much on par with what the USDA's sentiment is. 

    As for maturity, 98% of Minnesota corn is silking, 54% is in the dough stage, and 1% is already dented. 

  • Soybeans in Belleview, Missouri

    “This is the first time for row crop in this field and these soybeans are should high,” says Joshua Campbell (Instagram: @circlecfarms) of Belleview, Missouri. “This field has been pasture for years.”

    The latest Crop Progress Report says that 77% of Missouri soybeans are blooming and 42% are setting pods.

  • Crops in Canton, Kansas

    “This picture shows our non-irrigated soybeans and irrigated corn,” says Julie (Instagram: @farminggrace) of Canton, Kansas. “Rainfall over the last two days has been great!”

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 67% of Kansas corn is in good to excellent condition, 26% is in fair condition, and 7% is rated poor to very poor. In Kansas, 61% of soybeans are in good to excellent condition, 32% are rated fair, and 7% are considered to be in poor to very poor condition.

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