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USDA Drops Soybean Crop’s Rating, Raises Corn

For the first time in months, the U.S. corn crop shows life.

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On Monday, the USDA dropped the U.S. soybean crop rating, while inching up its corn rating.


As of Sunday, 62% of the U.S. corn crop had been rated good/excellent, above the 60% rating a week ago, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report Monday.

USDA pegged the amount of the U.S. corn in the silking stage at 97%, below a 98% five-year average.

Meanwhile, 61% of the U.S. corn crop is in the dough-growth period, compared with a 62% five-year average.

Just 16% of the crop has reached the dented growth stage vs. a 20% five-year average.

See state-by-state numbers for corn condition.


For soybeans, 79% of the nation’s crop is setting pods vs. a 75% five-year average. The U.S. soybean crop good/excellent rating is at 59%, slightly below last week’s 60% rating.

The USDA pegged soybean blooming at 94% vs. a 93% five-year average.

Check out the crop condition map for soybeans.


The USDA pegged the U.S. spring wheat crop as 33% good-to-excellent, up from 32% a week ago.

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