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U.S. Corn Crop’s Maturity Issues Continue, USDA Says
DES MOINES, Iowa -- On Monday, the USDA kept its U.S. soybean crop rating unchanged, while dropping its corn maturity level.
As of Sunday, 61% of the U.S. corn crop had been rated good/excellent, below 62% a week ago, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report Monday.
USDA pegged the amount of the U.S. corn in the dough-growth period at 92%, compared with an 94% five-year average.
For corn, 60% of the crop has reached the dented growth stage vs. a 68% five-year average.
Also, 12% of the corn crop has matured vs. a 18% five-year average.
For soybeans, 97% of the nation’s crop is setting pods vs. a 96% five-year average. The U.S. soybean crop good/excellent rating is at 61%, equal to last week’s 61% rating.
The USDA pegged soybean leaf-dropping at 11% vs. a 12% five-year average.