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U.S. Corn, Soybeans Maturing and Deteriorating Fast

July 30, 2012

Below are the latest crop condition reports from USDA.

 

U.S. crops are moving along fast this season. As of this week, USDA reports 55% of the soybean crop is setting pods, way ahead of the five-year average of 35% at this time. Addtionally, 13% of the corn crop has dented. Normally only 3% is dented by this time. 
 
While the crop is maturing quickly, its also suffering. As of this week, 23% of the corn crop has a very poor condition rating, 25% poor, 28% fair, 21% good and 3% excellent.
 
In soybeans, 15% is rated very poor, 22% poor, 34% fair, 26% good and 3% excellent.
 

 

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Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 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 .......:    25          22          26          25           2     
Illinois .......:    38          33          24           5           -     
Indiana ........:    38          31          22           8           1     
Iowa ...........:    18          28          34          19           1     
Kansas .........:    34          32          24           9           1     
Kentucky .......:    45          34          15           5           1     
Michigan .......:    25          26          27          19           3     
Minnesota ......:     4          10          30          47           9     
Missouri .......:    54          29          12           4           1     
Nebraska .......:    18          19          28          32           3     
North Carolina .:     4          15          31          33          17     
North Dakota ...:     3          10          31          52           4     
Ohio ...........:    20          30          34          15           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     3          10          38          38          11     
South Dakota ...:    20          21          32          25           2     
Tennessee ......:    26          31          27          15           1     
Texas ..........:     5          10          35          38          12     
Wisconsin ......:    19          24          25          24           8     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    23          25          28          21           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    21          24          29          23           3     
Previous year ..:     5           9          24          46          16     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         




Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 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          38          10     
Illinois .......:    27          29          35           9           -     
Indiana ........:    24          30          30          14           2     
Iowa ...........:    12          22          41          24           1     
Kansas .........:    25          34          34           7           -     
Kentucky .......:    23          31          28          16           2     
Louisiana ......:     1           6          29          52          12     
Michigan .......:    14          21          30          30           5     
Minnesota ......:     3           9          31          50           7     
Mississippi ....:     6           9          21          42          22     
Missouri .......:    35          37          21           6           1     
Nebraska .......:    16          22          38          23           1     
North Carolina .:     -           7          38          48           7     
North Dakota ...:     2          10          29          54           5     
Ohio ...........:    11          26          41          21           1     
South Dakota ...:     7          19          40          31           3     
Tennessee ......:     5          13          40          37           5     
Wisconsin ......:    10          20          31          30           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    15          22          34          26           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    13          22          34          27           4     
Previous year ..:     3           9          28          46          14     
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-  Represents zero. 
                                                        

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 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 ........:     2          14          54          30           -     
Arizona ........:     1           2          23          51          23     
Arkansas .......:     5           7          27          41          20     
California .....:     -           -          10          40          50     
Georgia ........:     -           7          34          49          10     
Kansas .........:     4          18          50          22           6     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          33          47          18     
Mississippi ....:     -           6          23          54          17     
Missouri .......:    12          31          42          13           2     
North Carolina .:     -          12          29          51           8     
Oklahoma .......:     5          25          51          19           -     
South Carolina .:     1           3          34          55           7     
Tennessee ......:     3          11          33          49           4     
Texas ..........:    10          21          35          28           6     
Virginia .......:     -           -          13          58          29     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:     6          16          34          35           9     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     5          13          35          37          10     
Previous year ..:    22          18          30          25           5     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         


                                                   


                                                   
Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 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          29          42           7     
Colorado .......:    19          25          20          34           2     
Illinois .......:    44          42          11           3           -     
Kansas .........:    24          32          35           8           1     
Louisiana ......:     -           -          33          57          10     
Missouri .......:    24          35          31           9           1     
Nebraska .......:    11          27          43          19           -     
New Mexico .....:    31          31          37           1           -     
Oklahoma .......:    15          27          38          20           -     
South Dakota ...:    12          23          46          19           -     
Texas ..........:     8          14          26          36          16     
                :                                                           
11 States ......:    17          25          32          20           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    15          25          34          20           6     
Previous year ..:    20          24          32          22           2     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         


                                                    

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 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           7          27          50          13     
California .....:     -           -          15          25          60     
Louisiana ......:     -           1          32          56          11     
Mississippi ....:     3           8          18          46          25     
Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20     
Texas ..........:     2           3          18          53          24     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     2           4          24          45          25     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           5          25          49          20     
Previous year ..:     3           6          27          41          23     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         


                                                      
Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012
[National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted
based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     5          21          41          32           1     
Arizona ........:    38          31          21           8           2     
Arkansas .......:    54          30          12           4           -     
California .....:    25          50          25           -           -     
Colorado .......:    48          34          16           2           -     
Connecticut ....:     -          21          43          36           -     
Delaware .......:    26          34          26          14           -     
Florida ........:     1           2          15          60          22     
Georgia ........:     7          24          46          22           1     
Idaho ..........:     9          21          32          37           1     
Illinois .......:    70          25           4           1           -     
Indiana ........:    61          28           9           2           -     
Iowa ...........:    55          27          15           3           -     
Kansas .........:    55          33          11           1           -     
Kentucky .......:    32          26          31          10           1     
Louisiana ......:     1           7          27          57           8     
Maine ..........:     -          16          37          47           -     
Maryland .......:    14          23          35          26           2     
Massachusetts ..:     -          35          53          12           -     
Michigan .......:    30          42          21           6           1     
Minnesota ......:    15          21          28          32           4     
Mississippi ....:     2          13          27          50           8     
Missouri .......:    83          15           2           -           -     
Montana ........:    30          25          33          12           -     
Nebraska .......:    51          32          14           3           -     
Nevada .........:    52          30          11           6           1     
New Hampshire ..:     5           4          26          55          10     
New Jersey .....:     5          15          60          20           -     
New Mexico .....:    42          37          18           3           -     
New York .......:    23          39          28          10           -     
North Carolina .:     4          17          41          35           3     
North Dakota ...:     8          30          38          23           1     
Ohio ...........:    32          36          26           6           -     
Oklahoma .......:    24          40          28           8           -     
Oregon .........:     2          12          36          44           6     
Pennsylvania ...:    14          31          37          14           4     
Rhode Island ...:     -          12          63          25           -     
South Carolina .:     3          13          45          38           1     
South Dakota ...:    24          37          30           7           2     
Tennessee ......:    15          30          39          15           1     
Texas ..........:    18          26          34          18           4     
Utah ...........:    13          28          36          23           -     
Vermont ........:     -          21          46          33           -     
Virginia .......:    14          22          33          30           1     
Washington .....:     -          11          25          50          14     
West Virginia ..:     3          21          54          21           1     
Wisconsin ......:    35          27          24          12           2     
Wyoming ........:    48          30          18           4           -     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:    29          28          26          15           2     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    26          29          27          16           2     
Previous year ..:    20          16          23          33           8     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         
                                                   

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