Tag Archives: Crop Progress

U.S. corn and soybean conditions held mostly steady last week, but both crops are still significantly behind the average pace in reaching maturity, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress report released Monday.

NASS estimated that, as of Sunday, Sept. 15, the U.S. corn crop was 55% in good-to-excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week. That’s still the lowest good-to-excellent rating for the crop at this time of year since 2013.

Only 18% of corn was estimated mature as of Sunday, according to NASS. Last year at this same time, half of the crop (51%) had reached maturity. The current maturity is also 21 percentage points behind the five-year average of 39%. That’s further behind average than in last Monday’s report, when maturity was 13 percentage points behind the five-year average.

Corn in the dough stage was estimated at 93%, 5 percentage points behind the five-year average of 98%. Corn dented was 68%, 19 percentage points behind the five-year average of 87%.

“Fifty percent or less of corn is dented in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and South Dakota,” said DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.

In its first corn harvest report of the season, NASS estimated that 4% of the crop had been harvested as of Sunday, led by activity in North Carolina and Texas. That compares to last year’s 8% harvested and the five-year average of 7%.

While corn condition was unchanged last week, the condition of the nation’s soybean crop fell slightly from 55% good to excellent the previous week to 54% as of Sunday. As with corn, that remains the lowest good-to-excellent rating since 2013, Hultman said.

Soybeans setting pods reached 95% as of Sunday, behind both last year’s and the average pace of 100%. Soybeans dropping leaves was estimated at 15%, far behind last year when half of the crop had leaves dropping and 23 percentage points behind the five-year average of 38%.

Spring wheat harvest slowed last week, moving ahead only 5 percentage points from the previous week to reach 76% as of Sunday. That is 17 percentage points behind the five-year average of 93%. Montana remains the slowest to harvest, at 69% complete, Hultman noted.

Planting of next year’s winter wheat crop was estimated at 8% complete as of Sunday, according to NASS, slightly behind the average pace of 12%.

“The top three states getting early starts to planting winter wheat were Washington, Colorado and Nebraska,” Hultman said.

Sorghum coloring was estimated at 79%, behind the average of 84%. Sorghum mature was estimated at 34%, behind the average of 44%. Sorghum harvested was estimated at 24%, behind the five-year average of 27%. Barley harvested reached 87%, behind the average of 96%. Oats were 92% harvested, also behind the average of 97%.

Cotton bolls opening was estimated at 54%, ahead of the average of 47%. Cotton harvested was estimated at 9%, near the five-year average of 8%. Cotton condition — for the portion of the crop still in fields — was rated 41% good to excellent, down 2 percentage points from the previous week’s 43% good-to-excellent rating. Rice harvested was 46%, slightly behind the average of 48%.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

Clay Patton breaks down the report here: https://c1.futuripost.com/krvnam/playlist/futures-one-crop-progress-report-not-a-big-change-7645.html

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Dough 93 89 99 98
Corn Dented 68 55 92 87
Corn Mature 18 11 51 39
Corn Harvested 4 NA 8 7
Soybeans Setting Pods 95 92 100 100
Soybeans Dropping Leaves 15 NA 50 38
Spring Wheat Harvested 76 71 96 93
Winter Wheat Planted 8 NA 12 12
Cotton Bolls Opening 54 43 48 47
Cotton Harvested 9 7 13 8
Sorghum Coloring 79 65 87 84
Sorghum Mature 34 27 40 44
Sorghum Harvested 24 22 26 27
Barley Harvested 87 82 95 96
Oats Harvested 92 89 96 97
Rice Harvested 46 30 48 48

**

National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 4 10 31 44 11 4 10 31 45 10 4 8 20 47 21
Soybeans 4 10 32 45 9 3 9 33 45 10 3 7 23 49 18
Cotton 3 14 42 34 7 3 15 39 37 6 8 24 29 30 9
Sorghum 1 6 28 51 14 1 5 26 53 15 5 12 30 44 9
Rice 1 5 25 47 22 1 5 25 46 23 4 22 58 16

**

National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 11 22 55 12 10 23 61 6 9 19 63 9
Subsoil Moisture 9 22 59 10 8 22 64 6 11 20 61 8

OMAHA (DTN) — Corn condition improved just 1 percentage point last week, while soybean condition remained unchanged. Development of both crops continue to be well behind normal.

As of Sunday, Sept. 1, the U.S. corn crop was rated 58% in good-to-excellent condition, up 1 percentage point from 57% the previous week. That is the lowest good-to-excellent condition for this time of year since 2013, noted DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.

Corn’s current condition rating is 10 percentage points behind last year’s good-to-excellent condition of 67%.

Corn development continues to lag behind the average pace. Nationwide, corn in the dough stage was estimated at 81%, up 10 percentage points from 71% the previous week but 12 percentage points behind the five-year average of 93%.

Corn dented was 41%, up 14 percentage points from the previous week, but far behind last year’s 73% and 19 percentage points behind the five-year average of 63%.

“Denting is especially slow in Indiana at 26%, Michigan at 14%, Minnesota at 25%, North Dakota at 8% and at 18% each for South Dakota and Wisconsin,” Hultman said.

Corn mature was pegged at 6%, 14 percentage points behind last year and well below the five-year average of 13%.

Soybean condition was left unchanged with a good-to-excellent rating of 55%. Like corn, that is the lowest rating since 2013.

“Missouri, plus Illinois to Ohio, continue to be states with high poor ratings,” Hultman said.

The portion of the soybean crop that was blooming was 96%, 2 percentage points higher than last Monday’s report. However, this time last year blooming was considered complete, and that coincides with the five-year average. Soybeans setting pods reached 86% as of Sunday, 10 percentage points behind the average pace of 96%.

Spring wheat harvest continued to pick up steam, jumping 17 percentage points from the previous week to reach 55% as of Sunday. Despite the big jump, that was still well behind last year’s 86% and 23 percentage points behind the five-year average of 78%.

“Montana has the most work left with only 46% of the crop in. North Dakota is a close second at 52% complete,” Hultman said.

Sorghum heading reached 92% as of Sunday, behind the five-year average of 95%. Sorghum coloring was estimated at 52%, behind the average of 64%. Sorghum mature was estimated at 24%, behind the average of 33%. Sorghum harvested was estimated at 21%, 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 22%. Oats were 84% harvested, behind the average of 91%.

 Corn was rated 57% in good-to-excellent condition, up 1 percentage point from 56% the previous week, and soybean condition was rated 55%, up 2 percentage points from 53% the previous week, according to this week’s USDA NASS Crop Progress report.

Corn in the dough stage was 71% and corn dented was 27%. Soybeans blooming were estimated at 94%, and soybeans setting pods reached 79%.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/….

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Dough 71 55 91 87
Corn Dented 27 15 59 46
Soybeans Blooming 94 90 100 99
Soybeans Setting Pods 79 68 94 91
Winter Wheat Harvested 96 93 100 99
Spring Wheat Harvested 38 16 75 65
Cotton Setting Bolls 90 85 90 91
Cotton Bolls Opening 28 24 20 19
Sorghum Headed 86 75 92 90
Sorghum Coloring 41 31 54 52
Sorghum Mature 22 21 26 30
Sorghum Harvested 20 NA 20 20
Barley Harvested 54 31 78 74
Oats Harvested 75 60 88 86
Rice Headed 96 88 98 97
Rice Harvested 15 10 19 18

**

National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 3 10 30 47 10 3 11 30 46 10 4 8 20 47 21
Soybeans 3 10 32 46 9 4 10 33 44 9 3 8 23 49 17
Spring Wheat 1 5 25 60 9 1 6 23 58 12 1 4 21 63 11
Cotton 2 15 40 35 8 2 13 36 41 8 13 18 25 33 11
Sorghum 1 6 27 51 15 1 6 28 52 13 5 12 30 44 9
Barley 1 4 19 61 15 2 5 20 58 15 1 3 18 65 13
Rice 1 5 25 48 21 1 5 26 46 22 4 21 60 15

**

National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 9 23 61 7 10 26 58 6 12 24 59 5
Subsoil Moisture 8 22 64 6 8 24 62 6 13 26 57 4

 Corn was rated 56% in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from 57% the previous week, and soybean condition was rated 53%, also down 1 percentage point from 54% the previous week, according to this week’s USDA NASS Crop Progress report.

Corn silking was estimated at 95%, corn in the dough stage was 55% and corn dented was 15%. Soybeans blooming were pegged at 90%, and soybeans setting pods reached 68%.

Check this page throughout the afternoon for additional highlights from this week’s report.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Silking 95 90 100 99
Corn Dough 55 39 83 76
Corn Dented 15 7 41 30
Soybeans Blooming 90 82 99 96
Soybeans Setting Pods 68 54 90 85
Winter Wheat Harvested 93 89 97 98
Spring Wheat Harvested 16 8 56 49
Cotton Setting Bolls 85 77 85 85
Cotton Bolls Opening 24 20 16 13
Sorghum Headed 75 61 86 83
Sorghum Coloring 31 26 45 43
Sorghum Mature 21 19 23 26
Barley Harvested 31 15 62 59
Oats Harvested 60 48 78 78
Rice Headed 88 76 94 93
Rice Harvested 10 7 14 13

**

National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 3 11 30 46 10 3 10 30 47 10 4 8 20 48 20
Soybeans 4 10 33 44 9 3 10 33 46 8 3 8 24 49 16
Spring Wheat 1 6 23 58 12 1 7 23 57 12 1 4 21 63 11
Cotton 2 13 36 41 8 1 9 34 47 9 13 20 25 33 9
Sorghum 1 6 28 52 13 1 5 28 52 14 5 13 33 41 8
Barley 2 5 20 58 15 6 20 57 17 1 3 18 65 13
Rice 1 5 26 46 22 1 5 24 47 23 4 23 59 14

**

National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 10 26 58 6 10 27 57 6 13 25 56 6
Subsoil Moisture 8 24 62 6 7 24 63 6 13 27 55 5

Corn was rated 57% in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from the previous week, and soybean condition was rated 54%, unchanged from the previous week, according to this week’s USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Corn silking was estimated at 78% and soybeans blooming were pegged at 72% as of Sunday, Aug. 4.

Check this page throughout the afternoon for additional highlights from this week’s report.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

Clay Patton breaks down the report here: https://post.futurimedia.com/krvnam/playlist/futures-one-usda-crop-progress-report-7322.html

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Silking 78 58 95 93
Corn Dough 23 13 54 42
Soybeans Blooming 72 57 91 87
Soybeans Setting Pods 37 21 73 63
Winter Wheat Harvested 82 75 89 92
Spring Wheat Harvested 2 NA 12 14
Cotton Squaring 95 86 91 93
Cotton Setting Bolls 59 45 58 61
Sorghum Headed 45 33 67 62
Sorghum Coloring 23 21 30 30
Barley Harvested 3 NA 14 18
Oats Harvested 32 21 49 49
Rice Headed 60 42 79 73

**

National Crop Condition Summary
(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 3 10 30 47 10 3 9 30 47 11 3 7 19 50 21
Soybeans 3 10 33 45 9 3 10 33 45 9 3 7 23 51 16
Spring Wheat 5 22 63 10 1 5 21 62 11 1 5 20 60 14
Cotton 1 12 33 44 10 1 10 28 46 15 11 21 28 32 8
Sorghum 1 5 26 54 14 1 3 25 59 12 6 12 33 42 7
Barley 5 19 64 12 5 18 62 15 2 19 64 15
Oats 2 6 27 54 11 2 6 26 53 13 4 3 22 58 13
Rice 1 6 25 45 23 1 6 25 48 20 1 7 23 56 13

**

National Soil Moisture Condition – 48 States
(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR VS SH AD SR
Topsoil Moisture 9 28 57 6 7 24 61 8 14 28 53 5
Subsoil Moisture 6 23 65 6 4 19 69 8 13 29 54 4