Nation's Corn and Soybean Crops Improve Slightly Over Last Week's USDA ReportMon, 27 Jul 2015 18:20:48 CDT
The nation's corn and soybean crops are slightly better than a week ago. That's according to the latest crop progress report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the top 18 corn producing states in the nation, the crop gained one percentage point in the good category. Overall the crop rated 70 percent good to excellent condition. Crop maturity came within one point of the five-year average with 78 percent of the crop silking.
The nation's soybean crop gained one point in the highest level category with 13 percent of the crop in excellent condition. In the top 18 soybean producing states in the nation, 62 percent of the crop was in good to excellent condition. The maturity of the crop is close to average with 71 percent of the crop blooming, slightly behind average and 34 percent of crop setting pods, which is ahead of the average of 31.
The nation's cotton crop continues to hold strong. In the 15 main cotton producing states, USDA reported 57 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition. That's unchanged over last week. USDA reported 85 percent of the crop was squaring, behind the five-year average of 88 and 44 percent of the crop was setting bolls. That's five points behind the average of 49.
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