60% of U.S. corn, 63% of soybeans good to excellent
The USDA’s national condition ratings for corn and soybeans both declined modestly over the past week. Weather remains highly variable around the country, including lingering drought, freeze or frost, and heavy rainfall in parts of the Midwest and Plains.
As of Sunday, 60% of U.S. corn is rated good to excellent, 1% less than last week, with 89% of the crop dented, compared to the five-year average of 82%, 41% mature, compared to 32% on average, and 5% harvested, matching the normal pace.
63% of soybeans are called good to excellent, 2% lower, with 37% dropping leaves, compared to 31% on average.
92% of spring wheat is harvested, in-line with the usual rate.
10% of winter wheat is planted, compared to 8% on average.
47% of cotton bolls are opening, compared to 45% typically in mid-September, and 6% is harvested, compared to 8% on average, with 45% of the crop in good to excellent shape, unchanged on the week.
34% of rice is harvested, trailing the five-year average of 47%, and 72% of the crop is in good to excellent condition, a week to week drop of 6%.
24% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, up 2%, with 34% called fair and 42% in poor to very poor shape, down 4%.