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Corn, Soybean Ratings Drop in USDA Crop Progress Report

On Monday, the USDA Crop Progress Report showed that crop conditions had declined for corn, soybeans, and spring wheat. The report also showed that corn and soybeans are maturing more quickly than average.

Corn

The condition of the U.S. corn crop dropped by one percentage point from 71% in good-to-excellent condition last week to 70% this week.

USDA showed that 73% of corn is at the dough stage up from 57% last week and well ahead of the 56% five-year average. One-quarter of corn is in the dent stage vs. a 13% five-year average.

The states in red are behind their crop condition average for the last 5 years while the states in green are ahead. See more specifics for each state here.

Soybeans

The condition of soybeans has declined slightly from 67% last week to 66% of soybeans in good-to-excellent condition this week.

USDA rated 84% of the soybean crop as setting pods vs. 75% last week and the 72% five-year average.

The states in red are behind their crop condition average for the last 5 years while the states in green are ahead. See more specifics for each state here.

Spring Wheat

Spring wheat harvest made good progress over the last week jumping from 13% complete to 35%. This surpasses the five-year average of 27%.

Wheat’s condition also dropped over the last week from 74% to 75% in good-to-excellent condition.

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