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95% of U.S. corn, 87% of soybeans planted

The USDA’s national corn condition rating dipped a little bit. That followed another mixed week of weather in many key U.S. growing areas.

The USDA says that as of Sunday, 74% of the crop is rated good to excellent, 1% less than last week, but still higher than most recent years thanks to the early season rainfall in much of the region. 95% of corn has been planted and 85% has emerged, both close to the respective five-year averages.

72% of soybeans are in good to excellent condition, above the first 2023 estimate, with 87% of the crop planted, compared to 84% on average, and 70% emerged, compared to 66% on average.

47% of winter wheat is called good to excellent, 2% below a week ago, with 89% of the crop headed and 12% harvested, faster than the normal rates.

72% of the spring wheat crop is in good to excellent shape, down 2%, with 98% planted and 87% emerged, both above average.

56% of cotton is reported as good to excellent, a drop of 5%, with 80% planted and 14% squaring, close to the respective average paces.

82% of rice is rated good to excellent, 1% higher, with 93% emerged, compared to the five-year average of 91%.

56% of sorghum is in good to excellent condition, 1% under the initial year ago rating, and 65% is planted, compared to 60% on average.

51% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are good to excellent, unchanged from the prior week.

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

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