USDA crop progress: Corn unchanged, soybean rating improves

USDA crop progress: Corn unchanged, soybean rating improves

Corn harvest at 10%; soybean harvest at 7% according to USDA crop progress and condition report

Corn was unchanged at 68% good to excellent in Monday's USDA crop progress and condition report as 1 point improvements in Kansas, Missouri and Ohio, offset declines in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska.

Soybeans improved 2 points to 63% good to excellent, with minor improvements in key Midwest states.

The national corn harvest advance to 10%, compared with 7% last year,  and the 15% five-year average. The season's first soybean harvest report put it at 7%, compared with 3% a year ago and the 7% average.

Winter wheat planting reached 19%, down 4 points from a year ago and down 1 from the five-year average. Kansas was at 11% versus last year's 14% and the average of 12%.

Corn harvest at 10%; soybean harvest at 7% according to USDA crop progress and condition report

In Iowa, corn slipped 1 point at 79% good/excellent. Nebraska dropped 1 point to 74%, although the excellent rating gained 1 while good dropped 2 from a week ago.

"A windy, warm, and mostly dry week aided crop maturity for the week ending September 20," the Iowa report said. "Reports indicated seed corn harvest was wrapping up, and corn harvested for grain has had widely varying moisture content. "   

A late week storm produced rain, hail and wind in northern Indiana. "The weekend storm barely slowed farmers down as corn harvested for grain got under way," Indiana's report said. "The crop continued to dry down from the above average temperatures and dry weather. Few lodged corn fields were reported after the severe storm system moved across the State over the weekend."

Nationally, sorghum was 26% harvested versus 30% a year ago and 28% average. The crop slipped 1 point to 66% good to excellent, although excellent gains 1 to 12% while good slipped 2 to 54%.

In cotton, 7% was harvested and 57% of the bolls were open versus the 9% and 61% averages. The crop remained at 52% good/excellent.

TAGS: USDA Wheat
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