The nation’s corn crop is rated 75 percent good to excellent, down 1 point from last week.  65 percent of the crop was good to excellent last year at this time.  37 percent of the nation’s corn crop has reached silking compared to the five-year average of 18 percent. 
 
Minnesota’s corn crop is rated 79 percent good to excellent and that’s down from 83 percent last week.  1 percent of the crop is rated very poor and 4 percent of Minnesota’s crop is rated poor this week.  16 percent is in fair condition.  8 percent of the crop is silking.
 
Iowa’s corn crop remains at 78 percent good to excellent this week and 35 percent of the crop is silking. The five-year average is 9 percent at this time of the year.
 
81 percent of the Illinois corn crop is rated good to excellent, down 4 points from last week.
 
Indiana’s corn crop remains at 76 percent good to excellent.
 
North Dakota’s corn crop is rated 86 percent good to excellent, up 4 points from last week.
 
South Dakota’s corn crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, up from 65 percent good to excellent.
 
 
The nation’s soybean crop remains at 71 percent good to excellent.  62 percent of the crop was rated good to excellent last year at this time.
 
47 percent of the crop is blooming compared to the five-year average of 27 percent.  11 percent of the crop is setting pods compared to the five-year average of 4 percent.
 
Minnesota’s soybean crop is rated 75 percent good to excellent, down 2 points from last week’s rating.  32 percent of the crop is blooming and that’s ahead of the five-year average of 26 percent.
 
Iowa’s soybean crop remains at 76 percent good to excellent.
 
The Illinois soybean crop is rated 72 percent good to excellent, down from 78 percent last week.
 
Indiana’s soybean crop dropped 2 points in the good to excellent category this week and is rated 70 percent.
 
South Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 68 percent good to excellent, up from 59 percent last week.
 
North Dakota’s soybean crop is rated 81 percent good to excellent, up from 77 percent last week.
 
Have a great week!
Linda

 
 
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