Missouri good-to-excellent crop rating improves slightly

Missouri’s corn and soybean conditions improved slightly last week, but progress remains behind last year.

The USDA says there were almost six days suitable for fieldwork with less than an inch of rain on average across the state.

As of Sunday, corn silking made progress to 87 percent while condition remained at 34 percent good to excellent.

Soybean blooming is well behind last year at 50 percent, but condition progressed to 47 percent good to excellent.

Cotton squaring is at 88 percent, it was completed this time last year.

The second cutting of alfalfa is at 91 percent complete.

Alfalfa’s third cutting is well behind last year at 32 percent finished.

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