(WASHINGTON D.C.) — The latest Crop Progress Report from USDA shows that corn and soybean planting is almost complete nationwide, but the condition of the crop is facing some early drought questions.
Corn stands at 96% complete with soybeans 91% planted nationwide as of Sunday while corn emergence stands at 85% as of Sunday and soybeans at 74% complete.
However, continued dry weather is impacting the corn crop nationwide, which fell 5% in the good to excellent category and now stands at 64% as of Sunday. The first soybean condition rating of the season 62% good to excellent as of Sunday. Both ratings are some of the lowest for this time of year in a decade.
Spring wheat condition is looking ok as of Sunday with 64% of the crop in good to excellent condition with 93% of the crop planted as of Sunday.
North Dakota corn and soybeans are rated 79% and 69% good to excellent as of Sunday while spring wheat in North Dakota is rated 67% good to excellent. South Dakota corn and soybeans stand at 65% and 60% good to excellent as of Sunday while spring wheat is rated 56% good to excellent in the state.
In Minnesota, corn and soybean conditions stand at 77% and 79% respectively while Minnesota spring wheat stands at 77% good to excellent as of Sunday.
Read the full report here: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/db78vt694/5712nn76k/prog2223.pdf