Pro Farmer's CCI: Corn and Soybean Ratings Edge Higher

September 23, 2013 10:38 AM
 

Below we use USDA's weekly crop condition ratings to calculate our weighted (by production) Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index (CCI; 0 to 500 point scale). The Pro Farmer CCI for corn edged up by nearly 2 points to 343.85 and soybeans ratings ticked up by nearly a point to 334.55. Rains across the Midwest last week helped the crop to stabilize or improve slightly for most of the primary production regions.

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

Corn

9/22/13

9/15/13

9/23/12

Colorado *(1.38%)

4.43
3.80
2.84

Illinois (14.56%)

51.38
51.38
29.81

Indiana (6.56%)

24.21
24.21
14.66

Iowa (17.95%)

54.92
54.20
45.35

Kansas (3.96%)

12.16
11.89
8.42

Kentucky (1.23%)

5.32
5.36
2.48

Michigan (2.72%)

9.93
9.95
6.78

Minnesota (10.87%)

36.74
36.52
34.12

Missouri (2.72%)

8.39
8.39
5.04

Nebraska (12.08%)

43.35
43.47
33.12

N. Carolina (0.68%)

2.65
2.65
2.21

N. Dakota (2.49%)

8.37
8.25
6.08

Ohio (4.19%)

16.84
16.97
10.06

Pennsylvania
(1.0%)

4.32
4.18
3.41

S. Dakota (4.94%)

17.59
17.64
13.09

Tennessee (0.71%)

3.03
3.03
1.69

Texas (1.8%)

6.38
6.38
6.20

Wisconsin (3.99%)

12.52
12.56
11.24

Corn total

343.85
342.02
250.15

 

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

Soybean

9/22/13

9/15/13

9/23/12

Arkansas *(3.67%)

14.56
14.68
12.28

Illinois (13.47%)

45.72
45.45

35.56

Indiana (7.83%)

27.34
27.11

21.61

Iowa
(14.86%)

43.89
43.60

41.77

Kansas (4.10%)

11.34
11.48
8.54

Kentucky (1.78%)

7.13
7.18

5.76

Louisiana (1.16%)

5.18
5.31

4.33

Michigan (2.60%)

9.74
9.74

7.91

Minnesota (9.07%)

32.28
31.90

32.48

Mississippi (2.60%)

11.17
10.73
9.50

Missouri (6.47%)

17.19
17.43

13.40

Nebraska (8.06%)

27.54
27.61

20.40

N. Carolina (1.44%)

5.20
5.17

5.64

N. Dakota (3.77%)

13.78
13.86

13.33

Ohio
(6.75%)

26.01
25.60

20.73

S. Dakota (4.97%)

15.75
13.86

13.66

Tennessee (1.57%)

1.00
1.00

1.00

Wisconsin (2.27%)

7.53
7.58

7.09

Soybean total

334.55
333.58

285.13

* denotes percentage of total national corn/soybean production.

(Palmer Drought Index below text.)

Iowa: Iowa received some much needed precipitation during the week ending Sept. 22, 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Areas of Central Iowa experienced wind damage from Thursday evening's storm. Statewide there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Other activities for the week included chopping corn silage and harvesting seed corn.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 36% very short, 41% short, 23% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 41% very short, 40% short, 19% adequate and 0% surplus. Southeast Iowa was the driest with 97% of topsoil moisture rated in the very short and short categories.

With almost the entire corn crop in or past the dough stage, 89% of the crop was dented, 6 percentage points behind normal. Thirty-five percent of corn was mature, well behind the normal 61%. Some operators reported harvesting their earliest planted corn. Corn condition improved slightly to 9% very poor, 18% poor, 36% fair, 32% good and 5% excellent. Sixty-nine percent of soybeans had turned color, 20 percentage points behind normal. Twenty-two percent of the crop had dropped leaves, 10 days behind normal pace. There were scattered reports of the earliest planted soybeans being harvested. Soybean condition also improved slightly to 10% very poor, 19% poor, 37% fair, 30% good and 4% excellent.

Illinois: Near average temperatures and precipitation last week allowed many producers to continue harvesting corn and allowed some producers to start harvesting soybeans and sorghum. Temperatures averaged 65.3 degrees for the week, 1.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation across the state averaged 0.84 inches, 0.01 inches below normal. Spotty showers were reported across most of the state with all districts averaging at least 0.5 inches of rain. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture was rated at 22% very short, 44% short, and 34% adequate. Subsoil moisture was rated at 23% very short, 46% short, and 31% adequate.

Corn in the dent stage reached 94%. Forty-seven percent of the corn crop was mature, compared to 94% last year and the five-year average of 62%. Corn harvest has reached 5% complete, compared to 51% last year and the five-year average of 24%. Corn condition was rated at 3% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 48% good, and 10% excellent.

Soybeans turning yellow reached 72%. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 37%, compared to 63% last year and the five-year average of 47%. One percent of the soybean crop has been harvested. Soybean condition was rated at 3% very poor, 11% poor, 36% fair, 44% good, and 6% excellent.

Minnesota: The condition of Minnesota's crops improved during the week ending Sept. 22, 2013 according to the USDA, NASS. Statewide, an average of 0.43 inch of rain fell; improving topsoil and subsoil moisture to 51 and 43% adequate, respectively. Central Minnesota received 0.96 inch of rainfall making it the wettest region for the second consecutive week. Temperatures averaged 57.2 degrees, 0.3 degrees cooler than normal. Statewide, 5.2 days were rated suitable for fieldwork.

Ninety-one percent of the corn crop was at or beyond the dent stage, remaining behind the normal 94%. Seventeen percent of Minnesota's corn was mature, 12 days behind normal. Seventy-six percent of corn silage has been cut, two percentage points ahead of normal, yet behind last year's 99%. Corn conditions were rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 37% fair, 45% good and 5% excellent.

Seventy-nine percent of the soybean crop was turning yellow, 20 percentage points behind last year. Forty-six percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, 6 days behind normal. Soybean conditions improved slightly to 50% good or excellent.

Nebraska: For the week ending Sept. 22, 2013, warm, windy conditions prevailed with temperatures again averaging above normal. Rainfall was limited except for portions of southeastern Nebraska where an inch or more was recorded, according to USDA's NASS. Over one-third of the corn crop was considered mature and two-thirds of the soybeans were dropping leaves. Corn silage harvest continued as did dry bean harvest in western counties. Statewide, producers had 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 22% very short, 39% short, 39% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 31% very short, 42% short, 27% adequate, and 0% surplus.

All corn condition rated 7% very poor, 7% poor, 23% fair, 46% good, and 17% excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 81% good or excellent, compared to 75% average. Dryland corn conditions rated 37% good or excellent, compared to 58% average. Corn dented was 96%, behind 100% last year but near 97% average. Corn mature was 36%, behind 85% last year and 46% average. Corn harvested was 4%, behind 34% last year and 10% average.

Soybean conditions rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 28% fair, 48% good, and 11% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves were 67%, near 66% last year but ahead of 50% average. Harvest was 3% complete, behind 17% last year but near 5% average.

Indiana: Mid-week rain showers put a halt to most field activities, including the start of corn and soybean harvest, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA's NASS. Although the rainfall was much needed across the State, it will mostly benefit late planted and double crop soybeans, as well as, wheat, pastures and cover crops. Corn silage and seed corn harvest are well under way and many producers have begun both soybean and corn harvest, as well. Some very late soybeans are still green, but shorter days will hasten their leaf drop. Pastures are still looking good for this time of year despite the recent dry conditions. There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week.

Ninety-one percent of the corn acreage is in the dent stage compared with 99% last year and 91% for the five-year average. Forty-seven percent of the corn acreage is mature compared with 80% last year and 55% for the five-year average. Six percent of the corn crop has been harvested compared with 25% last year and 14% for the five-year average. By area 49% of the corn crop is mature in the north, 45% in the central region, and 45% in the south. Corn condition is rated 64% good to excellent compared with 11% last year at this time. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 25%.

Sixty-seven percent of the soybean acreage is shedding leaves compared with 78% last year and 64% for the five-year average. Four percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 9% for both last year and the five-year average. By area 72 percent of the soybean acreage is shedding leaves in the north, 71% in the central region, and 47% in the south. Soybean condition is now rated 58% good to excellent compared with 27% last year. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13%.

South Dakota: For the week ending Sept. 22, 2013, near normal temperatures were recorded across most of the state last week, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Row crops continued to advance in maturity. Activities included seeding winter wheat, finishing up the hay season, scouting fields for row crop harvest, and moving livestock to fall pastures. Statewide, there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 20% very short, 42% short, 37% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 21% very short, 44% short, 34% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn at the dent stage was 90%, behind 99% last year but near 92% average. Mature was 40%, well behind 86 last year, and behind 45% average. Harvested was 4% complete, also well behind 34% last year and near 7% average. Condition rated 3% very poor, 11% poor, 26% fair, 47% good, and 13% excellent.

Soybeans dropping leaves were 72%, well behind 97% last year and 80% average. Harvested was 3% complete, also well behind 42% last year and 10% average. Condition rated 6% very poor, 13% poor, 32% fair, 42% good, and 7% excellent.

Ohio: There were five days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending Sept. 22, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. There was over an inch of rain in all regions of the State this week, providing moisture to some drier areas. The moisture content of harvested corn averaged 24%. Farmers are beginning to harvest corn for grain in lighter soils. Harvest for silage is nearly complete. The moisture content of harvested soybeans averaged 24%, and some producers have begun harvesting. Most farmers, however, will wait another week or two before beginning major harvest of corn and soybeans.

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