In its 12th crop report of the growing season, USDA reports that corn emergence is on par with the 5-year average of 95%. Corn condition was rated 70% good to excellent and 6% poor to very poor. In comparison, last year’s average was 65% good to excellent and 6% poor to very poor.
For soybeans, 94% are planted compared to the five-year average of 93%, and one tick behind the five-year average for emergence at 83%. Soybean condition was pegged at 68% good to excellent and 6% poor to very poor, compared to 60% good to excellent last year and 9% poor to very poor.
Spring wheat has neared completion at 98% planted, compared to 100% for the five-year average, and 89% of wheat has emerged compared to the five-year average of 97%.
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