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USDA-Corn Planting Finished, Soybeans at 93%


The USDA’s national condition ratings for corn and soybeans declined slightly last week.

Parts of the U.S. Midwest and Plains did receive rain last week, but it missed portions of the region or was too heavy other areas.

As of Sunday, the USDA says 77% of U.S. corn and 74% of beans are in good to excellent shape, both down 1% on the week. U.S. corn planting has officially wrapped up for the year and 94% of the crop has emerged, while 93% of soybeans are planted and 83% have emerged, all faster than average.

91% of winter wheat has headed and 14% is harvested, slightly ahead of their respective normal paces, with 38% of the crop called good to excellent, up 1%.

Spring wheat planting is over for the year and 94% has emerged, compared to the five-year average of 89%, with 70% rated good to excellent, steady with a week ago.

49% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, down 1%.

Source: AgriMarketing

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