USDA Report Shows Stagnant Corn, Soybean Conditions
Crop's growth stages remain well behind averages
The U.S. corn and soybean crops conditions remain unchanged, according to the USDA’s weekly Crop Progress Report released Monday, reports Successful Farming.
The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 57% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, equal to a week ago.
The USDA pegged 90% of the corn crop was in the silk stage, compared with a 97% five-year average.
The nation’s crop is rated 54% good/excellent, equal to a week ago.
The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 54%, well below a five-year average of 76%.
The U.S. winter wheat harvest is 89% complete vs. a 96% five-year average. Meanwhile, the U.S. spring wheat crop is rated as 8% harvested, sharply below the 30% five-year average.