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Corn, Soybean Condition Ratings Don’t Improve, USDA Crop Progress Report Says

Only half of the corn is silking.

DES MOINES, Iowa --  The U.S. corn and soybean crops conditions did not improve in the past week, according to the USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report released Monday.

Corn

The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 57% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, compared to 58% a week ago.

USDA pegged 35% of the corn crop was in the silk stage, compared with a 66% five-year average.

Also, 5% of the corn has entered the dough stage vs. a 10% five-year average.

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Soybeans

The nation’s crop is rated 54% good/excellent, equal to a week ago.

Also, 40% of the soybean crop is blooming vs. a 66% five-year average.

The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 7%, well below a five-year average of 28%.

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Wheat

The U.S. winter wheat harvest is 69% complete vs. a 79% five-year average.

Meanwhile,  the U.S. spring wheat crop is rated as 76% good to excellent, equal to last week’s rating.

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