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Corn, Soybean Conditions Show Slight Slip

July 22, 2013
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

Crop conditions are definitely a mixed bag this year. Overall 63% of the U.S. corn crop is rated good or excellent, according to USDA’s July 21 report. That compares to 66% with that rating last week.

In some states, the corn crop is looking good. Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina and Texas all have 80% or more of its crop with a good or excellent rating:

Yet, other areas aren’t fairing as well. Here are the states with the lowest percent of good or excellent-rated corn: Kansas, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa.

There’s a similar story for soybeans. Overall, 64% of the U.S. crop has a good or excellent rating.

Kentucky has the best-rated crop with 84% of the state’s soybeans having a good or excellent rating. Tennessee, Indiana, South Dakota, Illinois and Mississippi all have crops with 70% or more of them receiving a good or excellent rating.

On the flip side, several states’ crops are showing signs of stress. Kansas soybeans are suffering, with only 41% good or excellent. Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa also have crops with around 50% of the crop receiving the high condition ratings.

How are your crops looking? Submit your report to AgWeb's Crop Comments.

Corn Silking - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2012 corn acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 21,  : July 14,  : July 21,  : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Colorado ........:    53           8          29          32     
Illinois ........:    97          21          64          71     
Indiana .........:    88          22          62          60     
Iowa ............:    87           1          18          54     
Kansas ..........:    81          33          56          74     
Kentucky ........:    86          37          50          71     
Michigan ........:    69           9          43          43     
Minnesota .......:    92           1          19          46     
Missouri ........:    94          30          59          75     
Nebraska ........:    85          14          50          64     
North Carolina ..:    98          93          95          98     
North Dakota ....:    79           5          14          30     
Ohio ............:    80          19          63          52     
Pennsylvania ....:    72          23          54          54     
South Dakota ....:    59           6          32          23     
Tennessee .......:    97          75          85          93     
Texas ...........:    87          72          84          85     
Wisconsin .......:    58           2          18          33     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    84          16          43          56     
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Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 21, 2013
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2012
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    10          15          29          40           6     
Illinois .......:     1           7          27          46          19     
Indiana ........:     1           4          17          50          28     
Iowa ...........:     4          10          31          43          12     
Kansas .........:    10          20          39          28           3     
Kentucky .......:     1           2          10          54          33     
Michigan .......:     2           5          21          56          16     
Minnesota ......:     3           6          27          54          10     
Missouri .......:     5          14          35          38           8     
Nebraska .......:     4           7          23          50          16     
North Carolina .:     -           2          17          54          27     
North Dakota ...:     1           5          26          52          16     
Ohio ...........:     2           4          17          48          29     
Pennsylvania ...:     1           3          11          47          38     
South Dakota ...:     2           3          20          56          19     
Tennessee ......:     -           4          14          56          26     
Texas ..........:     1           6          43          37          13     
Wisconsin ......:     3           9          26          40          22     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     3           8          26          46          17     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     3           6          25          49          17     
Previous year ..:    21          24          29          23           3     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Soybeans Blooming - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2012 soybean acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 21,  : July 14,  : July 21,  : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    88          37          52          63     
Illinois ........:    82          32          50          56     
Indiana .........:    76          30          56          54     
Iowa ............:    83          13          36          70     
Kansas ..........:    56          21          35          50     
Kentucky ........:    61          11          25          48     
Louisiana .......:    91          74          82          87     
Michigan ........:    74          44          56          56     
Minnesota .......:    89          21          39          61     
Mississippi .....:    97          66          77          94     
Missouri ........:    58           7          23          38     
Nebraska ........:    79          39          65          61     
North Carolina ..:    28           7          15          32     
North Dakota ....:    89          26          53          63     
Ohio ............:    75          27          60          57     
South Dakota ....:    85          36          56          61     
Tennessee .......:    72          15          27          61     
Wisconsin .......:    60          13          31          45     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    78          26          46          59     
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Soybeans Setting Pods - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2012 soybean acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 21,   :  July 14,   :  July 21,   :  2008-2012  
                :    2012     :    2013     :    2013     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     67           (NA)           21            39      
Illinois .......:     36           (NA)           11            17      
Indiana ........:     29           (NA)           12            14      
Iowa ...........:     31           (NA)            2            22      
Kansas .........:      9           (NA)            4             7      
Kentucky .......:     29           (NA)            5            16      
Louisiana ......:     79           (NA)           65            70      
Michigan .......:     20           (NA)           14            12      
Minnesota ......:     39           (NA)            2            14      
Mississippi ....:     86           (NA)           28            76      
Missouri .......:     15           (NA)            2             8      
Nebraska .......:     25           (NA)           13            15      
North Carolina .:      8           (NA)            6             8      
North Dakota ...:     56           (NA)            3            22      
Ohio ...........:     19           (NA)            7            12      
South Dakota ...:     25           (NA)            5            12      
Tennessee ......:     44           (NA)            9            31      
Wisconsin ......:     14           (NA)            -             8      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     33           (NA)            8            19      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 21, 2013
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2012
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     6           8          31          39          16     
Illinois .......:     2           5          21          59          13     
Indiana ........:     1           4          21          53          21     
Iowa ...........:     3           8          33          43          13     
Kansas .........:     3          10          46          39           2     
Kentucky .......:     1           2          13          62          22     
Louisiana ......:     2           5          28          50          15     
Michigan .......:     2           8          24          56          10     
Minnesota ......:     1           6          28          56           9     
Mississippi ....:     -           5          25          56          14     
Missouri .......:     4          12          38          41           5     
Nebraska .......:     2           6          29          54           9     
North Carolina .:     1           6          29          59           5     
North Dakota ...:     1           4          29          54          12     
Ohio ...........:     2           7          24          47          20     
South Dakota ...:     1           3          23          56          17     
Tennessee ......:     1           4          16          58          21     
Wisconsin ......:     1           8          26          47          18     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     2           6          28          51          13     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     2           6          27          52          13     
Previous year ..:    13          22          34          27           4     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

 

 

 
 

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