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Crop conditions not budging

Harvest isn’t moving too quickly in the Midwest, only 9% of the corn has been taken off.

Corn condition

The latest crop progress report shows 68% of the corn crop is in good/excellent condition. That’s the same as last week.

Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (73%), Illinois (76%), Nebraska (82%), Minnesota (77%), Kansas (47%). 

 

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

 

Soybean condition

The crop report from the USDA shows 67% of the soybean crop is in good/excellent condition. That’s down 1 point from last week’s 68%.

This week, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (77%), Iowa (72%), Minnesota (69%), Nebraska (84%), North Dakota (51%). 

 

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

Soybeans dropping leaves

The latest report shows soybean maturity continues to be ahead of normal conditions. The report shows 53% of the crop dropping leaves, that’s up from the four-year average of 36%.

 

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

 

Soybean harvest

Harvest is moving slow. The crop progress report shows 6% of the soybean crop has been harvested, that’s up from the four-year average of 3%.

 

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

 

Corn dented

The crop progress report shows 93% of the corn crop is dented. That’s up from the four-year average of 86%.

 

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

Corn maturity

Producers report 54% of the crop is mature—that’s up from the four-year average of 36%. One state in the Midwest that sticks out is Illinois where farmers report 75% of the crop mature.

 

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

Corn harvested

The crop progress report shows 9% of the corn crop has been harvested. That’s up from the four-year average of 6%.

Harvesting cereal rye on Brian Irlbeck farm, Manning, IA.

 

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