Crop Progress report shows corn quality declining

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The latest Crop Progress report shows 52 percent of corn in the top 18 producing states is in “good” or “excellent” condition, down 2 percent from last week. Corn rating in the “good” or “excellent” condition categories was at 54 percent this time last week and well below the 69 percent recorded this time last year.

 

 

U.S. Crop Conditions

Very poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Current Week

8

13

27

41

11

Last Week

7

12

27

42

12

Last Year

3

8

20

47

22

Wisconsin has the highest corn rating with 25 percent of its crop receiving an “excellent” rating and 51 percent receiving a “good” rating. Nebraska had the second highest percentage of corn receiving the highest rating with 18 percent.

Texas had the lowest corn crop progress ratings with 33 percent receiving a "very poor" rating and zero percent in the "excellent" category. North Carolina and Kansas also had high percentages of their corn crop receiving a "very poor" rating with 27 and 25 percent respectively.

Corn development continues as 94 percent of corn from the 18 states recorded has reached the dough stage.

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