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USDA National Crop Progress Report Shows Mixed Ratings This Week

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:29:39 CDT

USDA National Crop Progress Report Shows Mixed Ratings This Week The nation’s sorghum crop continues to show improvement, soybeans are holding steady, while corn and cotton condition fell over last week’s report. 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 fell by one point. Overall the crop rated 69 percent good to excellent condition, 21 percent fair and ten percent poor to very poor. Crop maturity came in five points ahead of the five-year average with 71 percent of the crop in the dough stage.

The nation's soybean crop condition held steady with last week. 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 on track with the five year average with 79 percent of the crop setting pods.

The nation's cotton crop lost one point from the excellent category over last week. In the 15 main cotton producing states, USDA reported 55 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition. That's five points higher than the 2014 crop this week. USDA reported 73 percent of the crop was setting bolls, behind the five-year average of 88.

The nation’s sorghum crop continues to look much better than last year's crop. USDA has 68 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition. That’s up one point from last week and nine points better than last year’s crop this week. Maturity was running eight points ahead of the five year average with 83 percent of the crop headed.

Click here for the full national crop progress report.


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