First National Crop Conditions Report Released of 2017

May 31, 2017 11:19 AM

After the Memorial Day weekend, the ag sector was waiting for the latest crop progress report from the USDA, including the first national condition report.

According to the report, 65 percent of the nation’s corn crop is rated good to excellent and 28 percent is fair, following weeks of drenching rain and thousands of acres of replant in the heart of the Corn Belt. Currently 91 percent of the crop has been planted, two points behind the five-year average. 73 percent has emerged.

On the other hand, 67 percent of the nation’s soybean crop has been planted and 37 percent has emerged, both behind the five-year average.

Roughly half of the winter wheat crop is rated good to excellent, a decline of two points from one week ago. 80 percent of the winter wheat crop is heading, and wheat harvest has started in Texas and Oklahoma.

Hear what Oklahoma and Texas wheat producers have to say about the  recent hail that hit the crop on AgDay above.

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