The nation’s corn crop is rated 67 percent good to excellent in this week’s USDA ratings report, the same as last week’s ratings.  75 percent of the corn crop was rated good to excellent last year at this time of the growing season.
 
USDA is rating Minnesota’s corn crop as 81 percent good to excellent compared to last week’s 78 percent.
 
Iowa’s corn crop is rated 78 percent good to excellent this week, up 1 point from last week’s ratings.
 
59 percent of the Illinois corn crop is rated good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.
 
Indiana’s corn crop is rated 45 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.  19 percent of the crop is rated very poor to poor.
 
North Dakota’s corn crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent, up from 58 percent last week.
 
49 percent of South Dakota’s corn crop is rated good to excellent, up from 45 percent last week.
 
Nebraska’s corn crop is rated 78 percent good to excellent.
 
The nation’s soybean crop is rated 67 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.  73 percent of the soybean crop was rated good to excellent in last year’s ratings.
 
Minnesota’s soybean crop is rated 77 percent good to excellent, down one point from last week’s ratings.
 
Iowa’s soybean crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week’s ratings.
 
The Illinois soybean crop is rated 67 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week’s ratings.
 
Indiana’s soybean crop is rated 52 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.
 
48 percent of South Dakota’s soybean crop is rated good to excellent, up 5 points from last week.
 
North Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 58 percent good to excellent, up 2 points from last week’s ratings.
 
Ohio’s soybean crop is rated 58 percent good to excellent, up from 56 percent last week.
 
The nation’s spring wheat crop is rated 41 percent good to excellent, down from 45 percent last week.  Minnesota’s spring wheat crop is rated 89 percent good to excellent and North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is rated 42 percent good to excellent.  Montana’s spring wheat crop is just 19 percent good to excellent and South Dakota’s rating is just 13 percent good to excellent. 
 
 
 
 
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