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- Sept. 3 Crop Progress: Heat progresses corn, soybean maturity, worsens condition
The heat helped progress the corn crop in the last week. According to the most recent USDA Crop Progress report, many of the major corn-producing states are seeing corn reach maturity, and soybean pod set is nearing average rates. The condition of both crops worsened, however, in the last week.
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The corn crop is reaching the average range at dough stage, with 84% of the overall crop now at that point. The five-year average is 89%. The crop is still well behind average dent stage at 42% dented overall, 19 points behind the five-year average. Four percent of the overall crop has reached maturity. While behind the average of 17%, there are only half a dozen states where no corn has reached maturity yet, including: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The overall corn crop lost 3 points in the good/excellent rating, dropping to 56% good/excellent overall. Sixteen percent of the overall crop is in very poor/poor condition. Last year at this time, 52% of the overall corn crop was in very poor/poor condition.