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Corn Condition Rating Is Weak for June 10

Some states near completion of planting corn.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. corn crop is deficient in the categories of planting, emerging, and condition.

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In its Crop Progress Report Monday, the USDA pegged U.S. corn planting at 83% complete, behind the 99% five-year average.

Some in the trade expected a completion rating of 85%.

This indicates that nearly 16.0 million corn acres remain unplanted.


As of Sunday, Iowa farmers had 93% of that state’s corn crop planted vs. a 100% five-year average. Illinois farmers have 73% of their corn seeded, behind a 100% five-year average. Indiana has 67% planted vs. a 98% five-year average. In the eastern Corn Belt, Nebraska farmers have 94% of their corn planted vs. a 99% five-year average.

Also, 19% of the U.S. corn has 62% emerged vs. a 93% five-year average.

In its report, the USDA pegged the corn crop as in 59% good/excellent condition, behind a 72% five-year average.

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Soybeans

In its report, the USDA pegged the U.S. soybean planting completion rate at 60% vs. a 88% five-year average.

Also, 34% of the U.S. soybean crop has emerged vs. 73% five-year average.

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Wheat

The USDA pegged the U.S. winter wheat harvest at 4% complete vs. a 10% five-year average.

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