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Dire Outlook for Crop Conditions

July 9, 2012

Below are the latest crop condition reports from USDA.

 

Last year at this time, around 70% of the U.S. corn crop was rated good or excellent. This year, a mere 40% earns those rankings. As of this week, 13% is rated very poor, 18% poor, 30% fair, 34% good and 6% excellent.
 
Soybean conditions also declined this week. Last week, 45% was rated good or excellent. This week, those ratings fall to 40%.
 

How do your crops look? Submit your report to AgWeb Crop Comments!

 

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 8, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     7          17          61          14           1     
Arizona ........:     1           7          20          43          29     
Arkansas .......:     5           9          27          39          20     
California .....:     -           -           5          45          50     
Georgia ........:     -           4          38          45          13     
Kansas .........:     2           8          48          38           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           3          31          54          12     
Mississippi ....:     1           5          24          53          17     
Missouri .......:    12          30          41          15           2     
North Carolina .:     -          12          37          46           5     
Oklahoma .......:     2          10          53          33           2     
South Carolina .:     1           5          36          54           4     
Tennessee ......:     7          15          35          38           5     
Texas ..........:     5          19          41          31           4     
Virginia .......:     -           1          17          82           -     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:     4          14          38          36           8     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     4          14          35          39           8     
Previous year ..:    23          19          30          24           4     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         



Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 8, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    16          22          31          28           3     
Illinois .......:    23          25          33          17           2     
Indiana ........:    27          34          27          11           1     
Iowa ...........:     5          13          36          40           6     
Kansas .........:    15          28          38          18           1     
Kentucky .......:    34          38          23           5           -     
Michigan .......:    13          28          26          29           4     
Minnesota ......:     1           4          18          62          15     
Missouri .......:    28          32          28          11           1     
Nebraska .......:     7          13          33          40           7     
North Carolina .:     2          16          35          37          10     
North Dakota ...:     1           4          21          64          10     
Ohio ...........:    12          24          36          25           3     
Pennsylvania ...:     3           9          33          42          13     
South Dakota ...:     3          10          27          51           9     
Tennessee ......:    29          32          27          11           1     
Texas ..........:     4           8          29          47          12     
Wisconsin ......:    12          19          26          36           7     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    12          18          30          34           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     7          15          30          40           8     
Previous year ..:     3           6          22          52          17     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         



Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 8, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     4          16          32          40           8     
Illinois .......:    17          25          38          18           2     
Indiana ........:    21          30          35          13           1     
Iowa ...........:     4          11          37          42           6     
Kansas .........:     8          25          42          24           1     
Kentucky .......:    23          39          30           8           -     
Louisiana ......:     1           9          35          46           9     
Michigan .......:    11          29          26          29           5     
Minnesota ......:     1           6          21          64           8     
Mississippi ....:     2           8          19          46          25     
Missouri .......:    23          31          33          12           1     
Nebraska .......:     5          14          40          38           3     
North Carolina .:     -           9          35          49           7     
North Dakota ...:     1           5          23          60          11     
Ohio ...........:    11          25          37          24           3     
South Dakota ...:     2          10          29          51           8     
Tennessee ......:    15          24          35          24           2     
Wisconsin ......:    11          20          28          36           5     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     9          18          33          35           5     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     7          15          33          39           6     
Previous year ..:     2           6          26          52          14     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         


                            

Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 8, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     6          16          33          38           7     
Colorado .......:     6          23          35          34           2     
Illinois .......:    37          29          31           3           -     
Kansas .........:    11          26          46          16           1     
Louisiana ......:     -           1          46          48           5     
Missouri .......:    13          30          41          15           1     
Nebraska .......:     4          18          45          32           1     
New Mexico .....:    29          31          39           1           -     
Oklahoma .......:     2          19          45          34           -     
South Dakota ...:     -          12          47          39           2     
Texas ..........:     7          12          29          43           9     
                :                                                           
11 States ......:     9          20          39          28           4     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     7          17          42          30           4     
Previous year ..:    13          20          34          30           3     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         


                                                    

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 8, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acres]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     3          10          30          46          11     
California .....:     -           -          10          20          70     
Louisiana ......:     -           1          27          59          13     
Mississippi ....:     1           7          14          54          24     
Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20     
Texas ..........:     4           5          12          58          21     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     2           6          23          43          26     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           4          23          47          25     
Previous year ..:     4           6          29          41          20     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         


                                             

Spring Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 8, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Idaho ...........:     1           2          37          52           8     
Minnesota .......:     3           6          30          51          10     
Montana .........:     3          10          36          41          10     
North Dakota ....:     -           4          22          60          14     
South Dakota ....:     2          15          25          47          11     
Washington ......:     -           3          23          70           4     
                 :                                                           
6 States ........:     1           6          27          54          12     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     1           4          24          59          12     
Previous year ...:     1           3          23          60          13     
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-  Represents zero. 

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