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USDA: 76% OF CORN, 73% OF SOYBEANS IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT SHAPE
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The USDA's condition ratings for this year's corn and soybean crops continue to hold at extremely high levels for this point in the season.

As of Sunday, 76% of corn is in good to excellent shape, unchanged on the week and 13% more than this time last year. 56% of the crop is silking, compared to 39% a year ago and the five year average of 55%.

73% of soybeans are rated good to excellent, 1% more than last week and 9% above last year. 60% of beans are blooming, compared to 43% a year ago and 56% on average, and 19% are at the pod setting stage, compared to 7% last year and 17% on average.

75% of the winter wheat crop is harvested, compared to 74% a year ago and 75% on average. 84% of spring wheat has headed, compared to 85% on average, with 70% in good to excellent condition, unchanged on the week.

53% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, down 2% from last week.


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