USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released an updated crop progress report earlier this week. The report covers 18 states across the United States, 92 percent of which planted the nation’s corn acreage in 2016 and 95 percent planted the nation’s soybean acreage. Here are the latest crop progress updates and conditions from USDA-NASS.
As of July 30, 2017, 85 percent of corn has started silking and only 23 percent has reached the dough stage. Corn silking is right on average for this time of year. As far as corn conditions across the 18-state region, 13 percent is listed in excellent condition, 48 percent as good, 26 percent as fair, nine percent as poor and four percent very poor. Last year at this time, 20 percent was listed in excellent condition, 56 percent in good, 18 percent in fair, five percent in poor and one percent very poor.
For soybeans, 82 percent have bloomed, which is slightly ahead of the 2012–2016 average of 80 percent. Forty-eight percent of soybeans have set pods, which is also slightly ahead of schedule this year. Soybean conditions across the 18-state region are listed as 10 percent excellent, 49 percent good, 28 percent fair, 9 percent poor and four percent very poor. Last year at this time, 16 percent were listed in excellent condition, 56 percent good, 21 percent fair, five percent poor and two percent very poor.
For more crop progress updates from USDA-NASS, visit their website.