Crop Progress Report Shows Stagnant Corn, Soybean Conditions
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn and soybean crops conditions remain unchanged, according to the USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report released Monday.
The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 57% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, equal to a week ago.
The USDA pegged 90% of the corn crop was in the silk stage, compared with a 97% five-year average.
Also, 39% of the corn has entered the dough stage vs. a 61% five-year average.
USDA rated the crop in the dent stage at 7% vs. 16% five-year average.
The nation’s crop is rated 54% good/excellent, equal to a week ago.
Also, 82% of the soybean crop is blooming vs. a 93% five-year average.
The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 54%, well below a five-year average of 76%.
The U.S. winter wheat harvest is 89% complete vs. a 96% five-year average. Meanwhile, the U.S. spring wheat crop is rated as 8% harvested, sharply below the 30% five-year average.