Corn Maturity Pace Falls Behind, USDA Says

Corn rating unchanged, soybeans slightly higher vs. week ago.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On Monday, the USDA slightly raised its U.S. soybean crop rating, while leaving corn unchanged from a week ago.

CORN

As of Sunday, 62% of the U.S. corn crop had been rated good/excellent, equal to 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 86%, compared with an 87% five-year average.

Just 44% of the crop has reached the dented growth stage vs. a 51% five-year average.

Also, 6% of the corn crop has matured vs. a 10% five-year average.

See corn condition by state.

SOYBEANS

For soybeans, 93% of the nation’s crop is setting pods vs. a 92% five-year average. The U.S. soybean crop good/excellent rating is at 61%, slightly ahead of last week’s 60% rating.

The USDA pegged soybean leaf-dropping at 6% vs. a 5% five-year average.

See state-by-state numbers for soybean condition.

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