61% of U.S. corn, 59% of soybeans good to excellent

U.S. corn and soybean condition ratings declined over the past week. That followed another round of generally warm, dry weather in parts of the Midwest and Plains, and while there was rain in parts of the region over the weekend, it wasn’t nearly enough to break expanding drought conditions.

The USDA says 61% of corn is called good to excellent, 3% less than last week, with planting officially wrapped up and 93% of the crop emerged, compared to the five-year average of 87%.

59% of soybeans are in good to excellent shape, 3% lower, with 96% planted, compared to 86% on average, and 86% emerged, compared to 70% normally in mid-June.

38% of winter wheat is rated good to excellent, 2% higher, with 89% headed and 8% harvested, both close to average.

60% of spring wheat is in good to excellent condition, a drop of 4%, with 97% planted, matching the usual pace, and 90% emerged, compared to the five-year average of 87%.

49% of U.S. cotton falls into the good to excellent category, down 2%, 81% has been planted and 11% is squaring, both behind the respective usual paces.

67% of rice is reported as good to excellent, a decline of 3%, and 94% has emerged, matching the five-year average.

47% of sorghum is good to excellent, steady with the first rating of 2022, and 64% is planted, compared to 68% typically this time of year.

U.S. pasture and rangeland conditions were unchanged at 45% good to excellent.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports run through the end of November.

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