Texas has emerged as the first state to report mature corn, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report. The report indicated that 34% of the Texas corn crop is mature, up from a five-year state average of 29%. At 62%, the percentage of dented corn is also above the five-year average.
Other states reported the following:
- Kentucky: 10% dented, 8% behind 2022
- North Carolina: 23% dented, 13% behind the five-year average
- South Dakota: 1% dented, ahead of 2022
- Tennesee: 10% dented, 3% ahead of the five-year average
- Nationally: 29% at the dough stage (R4)
For the states listed above, the majority of corn is rated as excellent/good. The lowest percentage was reported for South Dakota (51%) and the highest was for North Carolina (78%).
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