USDA National Crop Progress Report Makes Small AdjustmentsTue, 08 Sep 2015 16:32:17 CDT
Little changes were made in the nation's corn, soybean, cotton and sorghum crops. That's according to the latest crop progress report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In the top 18 corn producing states in the nation, crop condition was unchanged over the previous week. Overall the corn crop rated, 68 percent in good to excellent condition, 22 percent fair and ten percent poor to very poor. Crop maturity was behind the five year average with 20 percent of the crop mature and 76 percent dented.
The nation's soybean crop condition lost one point from the excellent category. In the top 18 soybean producing states in the nation, 63 percent of the crop was in good to excellent condition, 26 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor. With 96 percent of the crop setting pods and 18 percent dropping leaves.
The nation's cotton crop rating was a mixed bag. In the 15 main cotton producing states, USDA reported 53 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition, 35 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. USDA reported 95 percent of the crop was setting bolls and 31 percent of the crop had cotton bolls opening, behind the five year average of 38.
The nation's sorghum crop condition held steady with last week's rating with 68 percent of the crop was rated in good to excellent condition, 25 percent fair and seven percent poor to very poor. With 71 percent of the crop coloring, 33 percent of the crop mature, harvest nationally has reached 18 percent complete.
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