Conditions for both corn and soybeans are in very good shape so far this year and ahead of last year. Corn is listed at 77% good to excellent, compared to 76% last week. Soybeans are 73% good to excellent conditions, compared to 75% a week ago.
Soybean emergence is where the most noticeable changes were from the previous week. The June 14, 2010 USDA crop progress report shows that national soybean emergence jumped 14 points this week to 80% as of last Friday. That is 10% more than had emerged at this time last year.
Minnesota and Mississippi lead the way, each with 96% of their soybean crop emerged. Louisiana and Iowa each have 92% emerged.
States not showing more than 80% but more than 60% soybean emergence include Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee. However, North Dakota has shown a significant increase from last week, increasing from 53% to 76% today, with an average of 59% emerged at this time last year.
Missouri is the slowest progressing state to date with only 59% of its soybean crop up. Still, that is a significant increase from 41% last week to 59% this week
Soybean crop conditions currently sit at 15% excellent, 58% good, 22% fair and less then 5% poor or very poor.
All states are now showing above 94% corn emergence. South Dakota reported an increase of 20% from last week, now showing 96% emerged.
Corn crop conditions haven't changed much from last week, still sitting at around 19% excellent, 58% good, 18% fair and less than 5% poor or very poor.
Spring wheat emergence is showing an increase of 7% from last week to 97%. Crop conditions are sitting at 17% excellent, 69% good, 13% fair and less than 1% poor.
Winter wheat is currently sitting at 88% headed and 9% harvested.