The nation’s corn crop remains at 72 percent good to excellent compared to 57 percent last year, according to the latest USDA update.  92 percent of the crop has reached the silk stage and 39 percent has reached dough compared to the five-year average of 33 percent.
 
Minnesota’s corn crop is rated 85 percent good to excellent, up one point from last week.  37 percent of the crop is in the dough stage compared to the five-year average of 25 percent.
 
Iowa’s corn crop is rated 73 percent good to excellent, down from 77 percent last week.  44 percent of the crop has reached the dough stage compared to the five-year average of 32 percent.
 
South Dakota’s corn crop is rated 86 percent good to excellent and 32 percent of the crop has reached the dough stage.
 
76 percent of the Illinois corn crop is rated good to excellent, up 2 points.
 
Nebraska’s corn crop is rated 77 percent good to excellent, up 2 points.
 
The nation’s soybean crop is rated 73 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.  59 percent of the crop is setting pods compared to the five-year average of 54 percent.
 
Minnesota’s soybean crop is rated 84 percent good to excellent, the same as last week.  74 percent of the crop is setting pods compared to the five-year average of 63 percent.
 
Iowa’s soybean crop is rated 73 percent good to excellent, down 3 points from last week.  70 percent of the crop is setting pods compared to the five-year average of 57 percent.
 
South Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 85 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from last week.  64 percent of the crop is setting pods.
 
North Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 65 percent good to excellent.
 
The Illinois soybean crop is rated 76 percent good to excellent and Indiana’s crop is rated 68 percent good to excellent.
 
7 percent of Minnesota’s spring wheat crop has been harvested.
 
Have a great week!
 
Linda  
 
 

 
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