50% of U.S. corn, 51% of soybeans good to excellent
Another round of mostly hot, dry weather last week had an impact on U.S. corn and soybean condition ratings. Parts of the Midwest and Plains did receive some rainfall this past weekend, but it missed some of the drier growing areas, and while there is some rain in the forecast this week, coverage and totals are uncertain.
The USDA says 50% of U.S. corn is good to excellent, a decline of 5% on the week, with 4% of the crop silking, matching the five-year average.
51% of soybeans are called good to excellent, 3% lower, while 96% of have emerged, compared to 89% on average, and 10% are blooming, compared to the normal rate of 9%.
40% of winter wheat is rated good to excellent, 2% higher, with 97% headed, steady with the usual pace, and 24% is harvested, compared to 33% on average.
50% of spring wheat is reported as good to excellent, down 1%, and 31% has headed, compared to 25% typically in late June.
49% of cotton is in good to excellent shape, up 2%, with planting, squaring, and boll setting all behind the respective five-year averages.
70% of the rice crop is in good to excellent condition, unchanged, and 11% has headed, compared to 8% on average.
57% of sorghum falls in the good to excellent category, a decrease of 3%, 85% is planted, compared to the normal pace of 92%, and 16% has headed, compared to 19% on average.
44% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, steady on the week and up 13% on the year.
The USDA’s weekly national crop progress and condition numbers run through the end of November.