Heat Pushes Nation's Corn and Soybean Crop, Condition Holds OnMon, 10 Aug 2015 17:44:21 CDT
The nationís corn and soybean crops continue to hold strong in terms of quality, while maturity has surpassed the five year average. 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, crop condition held steady with last week. Overall the crop rated 70 percent good to excellent condition. Crop maturity came in one point ahead of the five-year average with 50 percent of the crop in the dough stage.
The nation's soybean crop gained one point in the highest level category with 14 percent of the crop in excellent condition. In the top 18 soybean producing states in the nation, 63 percent of the crop was in good to excellent condition. The maturity of the crop was three points ahead of the five year average with 69 percent of the crop setting pods.
The nation's cotton crop gained two points in the fair category over last week. In the 15 main cotton producing states, USDA reported 56 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition. Thatís four point higher than the 2014 crop this week. USDA reported 68 percent of the crop was setting bolls, behind the five-year average of 79.
Sorghum crop continues to rate better than last yearís crop. USDA has 67 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition. That compares with 59 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition a year ago. Maturity was running eight points ahead of the five year average with 72 percent of the crop headed.
Click here for the full national crop progress report.
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