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BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The USDA's condition rating on corn improved slightly over the past week, while soybeans held steady.

61% of U.S. corn is in good to excellent shape as of Sunday, up 1% on the week, with 95% of the crop dented, compared to the five-year average of 90%, and 59% of the crop mature, compared to 49% on average, and 8% harvested, compared to the usual rate of 10%.

63% of U.S. soybeans are called good to excellent, unchanged, with 59% of the crop dropping leaves, compared to 50% typically in mid to late September and 6% harvested, matching the five-year average.

20% of winter wheat is planted, compared to 19% on average, with 3% emerged, compared to the normal pace of 2%.

96% of spring wheat is harvested, in-line with the five-year average.

45% of cotton is in good to excellent condition, steady with the previous week, with 57% of bolls opening, compared to 55% on average, and 11% harvested, compared to the median rate of 10%.

74% of rice is rated good to excellent, an increase of 2%, with 47% harvested, compared to 59% on average.

27% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, up 3% on the week.

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