65% of U.S. soybeans, 61% of corn rated good to excellent
September 8, 2020 By John Perkins Filed Under: Crops, News, USDA
The USDA says national condition ratings for corn and soybeans declined slightly over the past week as both crops continue to face the lingering effects of a hot, dry month of August in some key U.S. growing areas.
As of Sunday, 61% of U.S. corn is in good to excellent shape, 1% less than last week, with 97% of the crop at the dough making stage, compared to the five-year average of 94%, 79% dented, compared to 71% on average, and 25% of the crop have reached maturity, compared to 19% on average.65% of U.S. soybeans are called good to excellent, down 1% on the week, with 20% dropping leaves, compared to 16% typically in early September.82% of spring wheat is harvested, compared to the usual pace of 87%.5% of winter wheat is planted, compared to 3% on average.45% of cotton is rated good to excellent, 1% higher, 96% of the crop is setting bolls, compared to 97% on average, and 37% of bolls are opening, compared to the normal rate of 34%.78% of rice is in good to excellent condition, up 2%, with 26% of the crop harvested, compared to 35% on average.22% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, unchanged from a week ago, with 32% called fair, and 46% in poor to very poor condition.
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