USDA data shows 3% of Illinois corn has reached maturity at the end of August. As of Sunday, 85% of the crop is in the dough stage with 46% dented. Illinois corn is rated 69% good to excellent, down one percentage point from both... Read More.
Scattered rain brought moisture to some parts of Iowa last week, but dry conditions continue to stress crops and pastures. USDA says farmers harvested corn for silage and cut hay, with the third cutting now 40 percent done. More than 70 percent of the corn crop... Read More.
Soybeans were sharply higher on commercial and technical buying. The USDA’s national good to excellent rating slipped 1%, continuing the “tale of two crops” pattern seen this growing season, and there was also spillover from the strength in soybean meal. Soybean meal was... Read More.
Corn and soybean ratings improved last week in Ohio. The USDA says the average statewide temperature was just over four degrees warmer than usual, while precipitation was in-line with normal rates, and farmers had five days suitable for fieldwork. 59% of Ohio’s corn crop is... Read More.
A lack of soil moisture is pulling condition ratings lower in Arkansas. The USDA says 54% of the corn crop is called good to excellent, 8% less than last week, with silking nearly complete, dough making and denting behind schedule, and maturity matching the... Read More.
Corn and soybeans in Kansas suffered from the heat wave last week where temperatures topped 100 degrees. Corn saw an 8 percent decline in condition ratings according to USDA. Forty-seven percent is in good-to-excellent shape. Soybeans are 56 percent good-to-excellent, a six percent decrease from... Read More.
Beneficial weather helped improve crop condition ratings in Minnesota. The latest weekly USDA crop report shows corn considered good to excellent jumped from 64 to 68 percent. Soybeans improved seven percentage points to 68 percent good to excellent. Crop development remains behind normal with six percent of... Read More.