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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Corn and Soybean Crops are on Track
The nation’s corn and soybean crops are maturing on schedule and look to be in good shape, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

In major corn-producing states, 64% of crop is good to excellent, which is 2 points better than a week ago but behind compared to last year. Twenty-five percent of corn grown in major corn producing states is fair, with 11% poor to very poor.

In major soybean-producing states, 60% of crop is good to excellent, which hasn’t moved since last week and is 14% lower than this time last year. Twenty-seven percent of soybeans grown in major soybean-producing states is fair, with 12% poor to very poor.

In Oklahoma-Corn dough reached 40%, down 2 points from the previous year and down 11 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 12%, down 12 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 25%, up 6 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Peanuts pegging reached 66%, down 4 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 43%, down 9 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Pasture and range condition was rated at 61% in good to excellent condition.

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