US corn crop condition worsens this week, says USDA

Published Jun 19, 2024

Tridge summary

The USDA's latest report shows a decline in the quality of U.S. corn and soybean crops, with both seeing a 2 percentage point drop in good or excellent condition ratings. Corn emergence is slightly behind last year and the five-year average, while soybean planting and emergence are also lagging. In contrast, winter and spring wheat conditions have improved, with higher percentages in good or excellent condition and emergence rates close to or above the five-year average. Cotton planting is nearly complete, with flowering and apple production slightly ahead of last year and the five-year average, although the overall condition of the cotton crop has slightly declined.
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The quality of corn crops in the United States worsened last week, the country's Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported in its weekly crop monitoring report. The agency said that 72% of the harvest was in good or excellent condition last Sunday, a drop of 2 percentage points compared to the previous week. The report also showed that 93% of the crop had emerged, compared to 95% a year earlier and 92% in the five-year average. Soybean planting was 93% complete, compared with 97% a year earlier and 91% on average over the previous five years, the USDA said. According to the agency, 82% of the crop had emerged, compared to 90% on the corresponding date last year and 79% on the five-year average. The report also showed that 70% of the harvest was in good or excellent condition, a worsening of 2 percentage points compared to the previous week. The USDA also reported that 49% of the country's winter wheat crop was in good or excellent condition as of last Sunday, an improvement of 2 ...
Source: CanalRural
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