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BrownfieldAgNews reports:

Condition ratings for U.S. corn and soybeans improved last week.

75% of corn is in good to excellent condition, up 1% on the week, with 97% of the crop planted, compared to the five-year average of 94%, and 89% emerged, compared to 84% on average.

72% of soybeans are called good to excellent, an improvement of 2%, and 86% of beans are planted, compared to 79% on average, and 67% has emerged, compared to 61% usually in early June.

85% of winter wheat has headed, compared to 88% on average, and 7% is harvested, matching the normal pace, with 51% rated good to excellent, unchanged from last week.

97% of spring wheat is planted and 81% has emerged, both slower than average, with 82% in good to excellent condition, up 2%.

78% of cotton is planted, compared to 81% on average, and 13% is squaring, compared to the normal pace of 10%, with 43% rated good to excellent, down 1%.

95% of rice is planted, compared to the five-year average of 98%, and 88% has emerged, compared to 93% on average, with 70% called good to excellent, 1% more than last week.

64% of sorghum is planted, compared to 60% typically this time of year and 55% is in good to excellent shape, 9% less than a week ago.

49% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, 2% below the prior week.

The USDA's 2020 planted area totals are out June 30th.

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