Corn TasselingAs of last Sunday, U.S. corn crops showed mild improvement and soybean conditions have held steady according to the USDA Crop Progress report, released August 9. Both remain above their five-year averages. Corn is progressing nicely with 95% in the silk stage, 56% in the dough stage and 8% in dent (slightly down from the 11% five-year average). Overall corn conditions increased 2% over last week and now sit at 64% good-to-excellent. Soybeans have held steady at 60% good-to-excellent, with now 91% blooming and 72% setting pods. Spring wheat was rated at 11% good-to-excellent condition, ahead 1% from the five-year average, with 38% harvested. See how the conditions compare to previous years.