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Corn Crop Rating Falls, Soybeans Unchanged, USDA Reports

It's a slow-motion finish to this year's crop maturing.

DES MOINES, Iowa --  The U.S. corn and soybean crops conditions continue to creep along, according to the USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report released Monday.

Corn

The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 55% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, below 58% a week ago and 68% a year ago.

The USDA pegged 89% of the corn crop was in the dough stage, compared with a 97% five-year average.

Also, 55% of the corn has entered the dent stage vs. a 77% five-year average.

USDA rated the crop in the mature stage at 11% vs. 24% five-year average.

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Soybeans

The nation’s crop is rated 55% good/excellent compared with 55% a week ago and 68% a year ago.

The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 92%, below a five-year average of 99%.

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Wheat

The U.S. spring wheat harvest is 71% complete vs. a 87% five-year average.

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