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58% of U.S. corn, 59% of soybeans good to excellent

There were minor changes to the USDA’s national corn and soybean condition ratings. That followed a week of general beneficial weather in much of the Midwest and Plains ahead of a shift to extremely hot temperatures in most of the region that will show up in next week’s report.

As of Sunday, 58% of U.S. corn is in good to excellent shape, 1% lower than a week ago, with 78% at the dough making stage and 35% dented, both ahead of the respective five-year averages, and 4% mature, matching that average.

59% of U.S. soybeans are called good to excellent, unchanged, but with 1% falling from good to excellent, while 96% of the crop is blooming and 86% is at the pod setting stage, close to normal.

42% of spring wheat is in good to excellent condition, a drop of 4%, and 39% has been harvested, compared to 46% on average.

96% of the winter wheat crop has been harvested, in line with the usual pace.

33% of U.S. cotton is reported as good to excellent, a decrease of 3%, with 81% of the crop setting bolls and 18% of bolls opening, both behind typical rates.

68% of rice is in good to excellent shape, 1% higher, while 94% has headed and 18% has been harvested, just ahead of the five-year averages.

51% of sorghum is good to excellent, down 3%, with 81% headed, 38% coloring, and 18% mature, all slower than normal.

37% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, 3% less than last week.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports run through the end of November.

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