AGRIBUSINESS: Nation’s Corn and Soybean Progress

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Progress of the nation’s corn and soybean crops is still lagging the five-year average rate, but the gap is closing and condition ratings are improving. According to the latest USDA report, just 3% of the corn crop is silked, compared with 22% last year and a five-year average of 9%.

But the percent of corn rated good to excellent has improved modestly to 67%. At this time last year - just 48% of the crop was rated good to excellent.

Soybeans are now 91% emerged - compared to 81% last week and a five-year average of 94%.

67% percent of the crop is rated good to excellent - up from 65% the previous week and 45% at this time last year.