Rain Events Push Up Corn Rating
Corn Near Northfield, Minnesota
“We received another timely rain this week of about an inch,” says Carol Peterson (Instagram: @carpet701). “The corn looks good, with kernels filling in to the end of the cobs.”
Minnesota corn still looks pretty great, according to the USDA that says 81% of the state’s crop is in good or excellent condition. As for maturity, 54% of the state’s corn has reached the dough stage and 2% is dented.
Corn in Irving, Illinois
“Crops have had some cooler temperatures the last week or so, but could use a nice shower,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32). “Beans are looking good.”
Most of Illinois corn looks good to excellent, 62%, but 11% is rated poor or very poor, according to the latest Crop Progress report. As for maturity, 77% has reached the dough stage and 26% is dented (4% behind the state’s 5-year average rate).
Corn in Maxwell, Iowa
In Iowa, 62% of the state’s corn crop has reached the dough stage, while 8% is dented as of Sunday. As for quality, 61% of Iowa’s corn is rated good or excellent, 27% is rated fair, and 12% is rated poor or very poor by the latest Crop Progress report.
Corn in Shadehill, South Dakota
“Been waiting for rain and it came with a price. Hailed pretty good, but only pea size with a lot of wind,” says farmer Doug Ham. “I knew it was only a matter of time this year with the way the weather has been; I’m glad there’s something left after a storm like that.”
In South Dakota, 45% of the state’s corn has reached dough stage and 4% is dented. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 34% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 35% is rated fair, and a hefty 34% is in poor or very poor condition.
Corn in Daviess County, Indiana
“We could use a few inches of rain; it’s shaping up to be a very mediocre year with poor markets,” says farmer Ethan Clarke (Instagram: @the_ethan_clarke).
In Indiana, 65% of the state’s corn crop has reached dough stage and 20% is dented. As for quality, 55% of Indiana corn is in good or excellent condition, 29% is rated fair, and 16% is rated poor or very poor.
Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri
“This 30-inch bean plot looks good, but we need a rain,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17).
According to the latest Crop Progress report, 88% of Missouri soybeans are blooming and 64% are setting pods at this point. Most, 64%, of Missouri beans are rated good to excellent, while only 9% are said to be in poor or very poor condition.
Soybeans Near Wilmot, South Dakota
“Nice rains have fallen in our area again recently. Nearly 2 inches covered all of our crops….South of us areas had 7 inches of rain,” says Jason Frerichs (Twitter: @jasonfrerichs). “100 miles of west of us the effects of drought are real where very little spring wheat was combined and much of the corn will be used for feed.”
Soybeans Near Northfield, Minnesota
“Our soybeans continue to grow taller and thicker. Pods have started to form and appear to be plentiful and good sized,” says Carol Peterson (Instagram: @carpet701).
A whopping 84% of Minnesota soybeans are setting pods, according to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report. Quality-wise, the beans are looking quite good: 74% rated good or excellent, 20% rated fair, and 6% poor or very poor quality.
Soybeans in Shadehill, South Dakota
Farmer Doug Ham had his beans looking pretty good after a rain event last week, but then hail tore through the field. “Guess moisture comes with a price, but that was expected. We got good rain on the rest of my crops, so there’s always a plus to everything that happens!”
South Dakota soybeans have looked better, according to the USDA that says 22% of the state’s beans are in poor or very poor condition. Luckily, 34% are still rated good to excellent. Maturity-wise, 82% of the state’s beans are setting pods.
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