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Bulk of Crops Remain in Excellent, Good Condition


U.S. corn and soybean crops didn’t suffer much from last week’s high heat and humidity.

As of Sunday, 79% of corn is silking, compared to the five year average of 70%, and 13% is at the dough making stage, matching the normal pace. 76% of corn is in good to excellent condition, unchanged on the week.

76% of soybeans are blooming, compared to 66% on average, and 35% are setting pods, compared to 26% typically this time of year. 71% of soybeans are called good to excellent, steady with a week ago.

83% of winter wheat is harvested, compared to 79% on average, and 68% of spring wheat is rated good to excellent, down 1% from last week.

53% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, 3% less than a week ago.

Source: AgriMarketing

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