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Corn condition 64% good/excellent for third week in a row

The USDA released its 16th Crop Progress report of the growing season Monday afternoon. These reports run weekly through the end of November and look at the progress and condition of various crops on a national and state-by-state scale.


As of July 17, 37% of corn is silking compared with the five-year average of 48%.

USDA says 6% of the U.S. corn crop has reached the dough stage. The five-year average is 7%.

Corn crop condition was rated 64% good/excellent for the third week in a row. Of the top 18 corn growing states, Pennsylvania leads with 23% of its crop in excellent shape. North Carolina lags behind with nearly half their corn crop in poor or very poor condition. 

Corn crop condition 7/18/22


USDA’s report noted 48% of the soybean crop has bloomed. Soybeans blooming remains behind the five-year average of 55%.

Soybeans setting pods are at 14% across the top 18 soybean growing states. The five-year average for this point in the season is 19%.

Soybean crop condition was rated 61% good/excellent. 

soybean crop condition 7/18/22


Spring wheat was reported at 68% headed, a big jump from last week but well behind the five-year average of 90%. Spring wheat crop condition was rated 71% good/excellent and only 6% poor/very poor.

This week 7% of the winter wheat crop was harvested to bring the total harvest to 70% complete.

About the report: Crop progress and condition estimates are based on survey data collected each week from early April through the end of November, according to the USDA. The non-probability crop progress and condition surveys include input from approximately 3,600 respondents whose occupations provide them opportunities to make visual observations and frequently bring them in contact with farmers in their counties. Most respondents complete the questionnaire on Friday or early Monday morning and submit them to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) field offices in their states by mail, telephone, fax, email, or through a secured internet website. A small number of reports are completed on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Regardless of when questionnaires are completed, respondents are asked to report for the entire week ending on Sunday, according to the Crop Progress Report.

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