U.S. Corn & Soybean Crops Continue To Look Great
USAgNet - 07/10/2020
The nation's corn and soybean crops continue to look great although the top ratings for corn was adjusted downward a couple of points this week in the USDA Crop Progress Report.
The corn crop is rated 71 percent in the good to excellent category (73 percent last week), 23 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.
There is no change in the soybean crop rating this week as it continues at 71 percent in the good to excellent category, 24 percent is fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.
The U.S. cotton crop condition in the 15 major growing states was upgraded several points this week to 43 percent in the good to excellent category (41 percent last week), 34 percent fair and 23 percent is rated poor to very poor.
The grain sorghum crop is rated 48 percent in the good to excellent category (45 percent last week), 40 percent fair and 12 percent is poor to very poor.
Winter wheat farmers have harvested 56 percent of their crop so far with harvest wrapped up for Texas and Oklahoma. Kansas is at 80 percent complete. The numbers are in line with the 5-year average for this date.
Pasture and range conditions continue to hold steady across the nation at 41 percent in the good to excellent category this week, (42 percent last week), 31 percent is fair, but 28 percent is rated poor to very poor.
The drought's impact in the west and mountain regions is really starting to show as New Mexico's pasture and range conditions are rated 62 percent in the poor to very poor category. California has 55 percent in the poor to very poor category and Colorado
has 41 percent of their pasture and range in the poor to very poor category.