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Corn Crop Condition Improved; Soybean Progress Behind: Crop Progress Report

With 86 percent of the corn emerged (against 87 percent average), USDA’s Crop Progress report rated corn condition as of June 4 at 68 percent good/excellent, 3 points better than its first condition report, and 6 percent poor/very poor, a 1 percentage point improvement. This compares with 75 percent on the top end and just 4 percent on the bottom end last year.

Percent of corn in the top and bottom ends of the range in the 18 states accounting for 92 percent of 2016 corn acres

 

Good/excellent

Poor/very poor

USA

68

6

IA

77

3

NE

79

2

SD

62

6

KS

61

9

CO

89

0

IL

59

11

IN

46

17

KY

82

4

MI

70

4

MN

77

2

MO

59

7

NC

77

5

ND

67

7

OH

49

10

PA

82

0

TN

83

3

TX

79

5

WI

67

7

Data: USDA/NASS

Soybean status

Soybean planting has reached 83 percent, ahead of its 79 percent average, according to USDA. Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin continue to lag their averages.

Emergence in the 18 states is now at 58 percent, only 1 point behind the five-year average, but the states that are behind in planting, such as Ohio, also are double-digits behind average for emergence.

Percent planted and emerged in the 18 states accounting for 95 percent of 2016 soybean acres

 

Planted

Emerged

 

6/4/17

5-yr avg

Difference (percentage points)

6/4/17

5-yr avg

Difference (percentage points)

USA

83

79

4

58

59

-1

IA

91

84

7

62

65

-3

NE

91

90

1

62

67

-5

SD

92

83

9

62

55

7

KS

59

57

2

39

39

0

AR

85

76

9

78

67

12

IL

85

81

4

62

66

-4

IN

75

85

-10

47

64

-17

KY

60

54

6

38

37

1

LA

96

91

5

93

84

9

MI

75

85

-10

46

61

-15

MN

94

86

8

68

63

5

MS

92

88

4

89

78

11

MO

71

60

11

51

44

7

NC

57

53

4

42

39

3

ND

94

81

13

57

50

7

OH

74

87

-13

52

62

-10

TN

62

60

2

45

41

4

WI

73

80

-7

34

53

-19

Data: USDA/NASS

Weather ahead: A mixed bag

The six to 10 day forecast points to slightly better than average probability of above average precipitation through the Midwest, while the Eastern Corn Belt has normal chances. This should allow producers in the states that are lagging their normal soybean planting progress to forge ahead.

6-10 day Outlook Precip Prob - June 11 2017
At the same time, most of the country east of the Rocky Mountains faces well above probabilities of hotter than normal temperatures.

6-10 day Outlook Temp Prob - June 11 2017

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