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U.S. Corn Crop Rating Improves More Than Expected

Corn planting is almost finished.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn crop rating jumps ahead of the trade’s expectation, while planting nears completion.

As of Sunday, 68% of the U.S. corn crop is rated as good/excellent vs. 65% a week ago, and above the trade’s expectation of 64%, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report Monday.

While Illinois’ corn is rated at just 59% good/excellent, Iowa and Nebraska’s corn is 77% and 79% good/excellent respectively.

The U.S. corn crop is 96% planted vs. a 97% five-year average. The USDA pegged corn emergence at 86% vs. an 87% five-year average.


Click here to see state-by-state corn condition numbers. 


For soybeans, 83% of the the nation’s crop has been planted vs. a 79% five-year average.

USDA pegged Illinois’ soybean emergence at 58% vs. a 59% five-year average.


See state-by-state numbers for soybean planting.


USDA rated the U.S. winter wheat condition as 49% good/excellent, slightly below a week ago of 50%.

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