Corn Ratings Decline, Soybeans Improve

The USDA’s national corn condition rating declined slightly last week, while soybeans improved a little. Weather was mixed most of last week, better for development in some areas than in other, but midweek a lot of the Midwest and Plains did see a break from hotter than normal temperatures.

61% of U.S. corn is in good to excellent shape, down 1% on the week, and 13% is poor to very poor, up 1%. 85% of corn is silking, matching the five year average, and 23% is at the dough making stage, just behind normal.

59% of soybeans are rated good to excellent, up 2% from a week ago, but still well below this time last year. 82% of beans are blooming and 48% are at the pod setting stage, both a little ahead of usual.

88% of the winter wheat crop is harvested, with Illinois and Missouri officially wrapped up for the year.

43% of spring wheat is in poor to very poor condition, up 3% on the week, with 9% of the crop harvested. 45% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, down 1%.

Source: AgriMarketing

ProAg Quick Links

Agent Toolbox Grower Toolbox Careers

ProAg News

Government Shutdown Timing Bad for Ag

Included in the services unavailable or limited to farmers because of the shutdown are the many provided by the Farm Service Agency....
Get ProAg updates via email
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now