As crops continue to grow, overall conditions improve as well.
Corn is 6 percentage points ahead of the five9year average for silking at 32% nationwide. Mississippi leads that charge with 81% silking, which is 30 percentage points ahead of its five-year average. Crop conditions took a 2 percentage-point jump, with 76% rated good to excellent in corn overall.
Soybeans are also tracking ahead with 40% blooming, 9 percentage points above the five-year average. In addition, 7% of the nation is already setting pods. Soybean conditions improved 1 percentage point from last week, with 71% rated good to excellent overall.
Farmers and others took to Twitter to show how their crops are doing.