USDA is rating the nation’s corn crop as 62 percent good to excellent, the same as last week’s rating.  75 percent of the crop was rated good to excellent last year at this time. 29 percent of the crop has dented compared to the five-year average of 35 percent.
 
Minnesota’s corn crop is rated 82 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week’s rating.  13 percent of the corn crop has dented compared to the five-year average of 24 percent.
 
Iowa’s corn crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent, the same as last week’s rating.  21 percent of Iowa’s corn has dented compared to the five-year average of 32 percent.
 
USDA is rating the Illinois corn crop as 54 percent good to excellent, down from last week’s 62 percent rating.  41 percent of the crop has dented compared to the average of 46 percent.
 
Indiana’s corn crop is rated 53 percent good to excellent, down 2 points from last week’s rating. 40 percent of the corn crop has dented.
Nebraska’s corn crop is rated 63 percent good to excellent, the same as last week’s rating.
South Dakota’s corn crop is rated 42 percent good to excellent this week, that’s up from 34 percent last week.
North Dakota’s corn crop is rated 50 percent good to excellent, up 2 points from last week’s rating.
Ohio’s corn crop is rated 60 percent good to excellent, up 2 points from last week’s rating.
 
 
The nation’s soybean crop is rated 60 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.  72 percent of the soybean crop was rated good to excellent last year at this time. 87 percent of the nation’s soybean crop is setting pods compared to the five-year average of 85 percent.
 
74 percent of Minnesota’s soybean crop is rated  good to excellent, the same as last week.  91 percent of the soybean crop is setting pods compared to the five-year average of 90 percent.
 
Iowa’s soybean crop is rated 58 percent good to excellent, up 2 points from last week’s rating.
60 percent of the Illinois soybean crop is rated good to excellent, down 3 points from last week’s rating.
Indiana’s soybean crop is rated 53 percent good to excellent, down 3 points from last week’s ratings.
North Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 47 percent good to excellent, up 3 points from last week’s rating
South Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 42 percent good to excellent this week, up from 34 percent last week.
Ohio’s soybean crop is rated 54 percent good to excellent, down 1 point from last week.
Nebraska’s soybean crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent, the same as last week.
 
Minnesota’s spring wheat crop is 42 percent harvested compared to the five-year average of 62 percent.
 
Have a great week!
Linda
 
 
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