Content ID


USDA reports grain conditions down | August 8, 2022

The USDA released its 19th Crop Progress report of the growing season Monday afternoon. These reports run weekly through the end of November and look at the progress and condition of various crops on a national and state-by-state scale.


As of August 7, 90% of corn is silking, slightly behind the five-year average of 93%.

USDA says 45% of the U.S. corn crop has reached the dough stage, compared to the five-year average of 49%.

Six percent has reached the dented stage, compared with the five year average of 9%. 

In the top 18 corn growing states, crop condition was rated 58% good/excellent, a 3% drop from last week.

Only 16% was rated poor/very poor, a 2% increase form last week.

corn progress map - 08/08/22


USDA’s report noted 89% of the soybean crop has bloomed, just over the five-year average of 88%.

Soybeans setting pods are at 61% across the top 18 soybean growing states. The five-year average for this point in the season is 66%.

Soybean crop condition was rated 59% good/excellent, a 1% drop from last week.  

soybean crop progress - 08/08/22


Spring wheat is 9% harvested in the top six producing states, 10% behind the five year average. 

Spring wheat crop condition was rated 64% good/excellent, a 6% drop from last week. Only 8% was rated poor/very poor.

This week 86% of the winter wheat crop has been harvested, 5% behind the five year average. 

About the report: Crop progress and condition estimates are based on survey data collected each week from early April through the end of November, according to the USDA. The non-probability crop progress and condition surveys include input from approximately 3,600 respondents whose occupations provide them opportunities to make visual observations and frequently bring them in contact with farmers in their counties. Most respondents complete the questionnaire on Friday or early Monday morning and submit them to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) field offices in their states by mail, telephone, fax, email, or through a secured internet website. A small number of reports are completed on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Regardless of when questionnaires are completed, respondents are asked to report for the entire week ending on Sunday, according to the Crop Progress Report.

Read more about

Crop Talk