This year’s U.S. corn and soybean crops continue to look very, very good overall.
As of Sunday, 34% of corn is silking, compared to 15% a year ago and the five year average of 33%, with 76% of the crop in good to excellent condition, up 1% from last week.
41% of soybeans are blooming, compared to 24% last year and 37% on average, with 72% rated good to excellent, unchanged from a week ago, but with 1% moving from good to excellent.
The winter wheat harvest is 69% complete, compared to 66% this time last year and 68% on average. 69% of spring wheat has headed, compared to 67% a year ago and 68% on average, with 70% called good to excellent.
55% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, 1% less than last week.