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BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The U.S. corn crop is nearly planted and if the first condition rating of the season is accurate, the crop is in great shape.

As of Sunday, 95% of corn is planted, compared to 90% this time last year and the five year average of 94%, and 80% of the crop has emerged, matching that average. 76% of corn is rated good to excellent, compared to 63% a year ago.

78% of soybeans are planted, compared to 55% last year and 70% on average, and 50% has emerged, compared to 45% on average.

79% of the winter wheat crop has headed, compared to 78% on average, with 30% rated good to excellent and 44% called poor to very poor, both unchanged on the week. 88% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 58% a year ago and 88% on average, with 67% emerged, compared to 72% on average.

50% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, up 4% on the week.

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