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USDA Makes Few Changes In Crop Ratings Tuesday

Corn crop is maturing twice as fast as its five-year average.

 DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. corn and soybean crop ratings nearly unchanged from a week ago.

CORN

On Monday, the USDA Crop Progress Report pegged the U.S. corn crop as 67% good/excellent, slightly below last week’s rating of 68%.

USDA pegged 96% of the corn crop as being in the dough stage vs. a 91% five-year average.

There is 75% of the corn in the dent stage vs. a 60% five-year average.

Also, 22% of the corn has matured, well above a 11% five-year average.

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SOYBEANS

In its report, USDA pegged the U.S. soybean crop condition at 66% good/excellent, equal to a week ago of 65%.
 
Also, 16% of the soybean crop is dropping leaves, above a 9% five-year average.

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 WHEAT

For spring wheat, USDA pegged harvest at 87% vs. the 75% five-year average.

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