51% of U.S. corn, 50% of soybeans good to excellent
There were minimal changes to the USDA’s national corn and soybean ratings last week. Weather was mixed for most of last week, with parts of the Midwest and Plains receiving precipitation, including damage storms in some areas, while others remained dry.
As of Sunday, 51% of U.S. corn is rated good to excellent, up 1% on the week, with 8% of the crop silking, compared to the five-year average of 9%.
50% of soybeans are called good to excellent, down 1%, with 24% of the crop blooming, compared to 20% on average, and 4% at the pod setting stage, compared to the normal rate of 2%.
37% of the winter wheat harvest is complete, compared to 46% usually in early July, with 30% of the crop in good to excellent shape, unchanged.
48% of spring wheat is reported as good to excellent, 2% lower than last week, and 51% has headed, compared to 46% on average.
48% of cotton is in good to excellent shape, a decrease of 2%, with 42% of the crop squaring and 11% setting bolls, both matching the typical pace.
54% of sorghum is good to excellent, 2% under the previous week, with 92% planted, 21% headed, and 12% turning color, all behind the respective five-year averages.
45% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, an increase of 1%.
The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition numbers run through the end of November.