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U.S. Corn, Soybeans Maturing and Deteriorating Fast

15:18PM Jul 30, 2012

Below are the latest crop condition reports from USDA.

 

U.S. crops are moving along fast this season. As of this week, USDA reports 55% of the soybean crop is setting pods, way ahead of the five-year average of 35% at this time. Addtionally, 13% of the corn crop has dented. Normally only 3% is dented by this time. 
 
While the crop is maturing quickly, its also suffering. As of this week, 23% of the corn crop has a very poor condition rating, 25% poor, 28% fair, 21% good and 3% excellent.
 
In soybeans, 15% is rated very poor, 22% poor, 34% fair, 26% good and 3% excellent.
 

 

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 Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Colorado .......:    25          22          26          25           2      Illinois .......:    38          33          24           5           -      Indiana ........:    38          31          22           8           1      Iowa ...........:    18          28          34          19           1      Kansas .........:    34          32          24           9           1      Kentucky .......:    45          34          15           5           1      Michigan .......:    25          26          27          19           3      Minnesota ......:     4          10          30          47           9      Missouri .......:    54          29          12           4           1      Nebraska .......:    18          19          28          32           3      North Carolina .:     4          15          31          33          17      North Dakota ...:     3          10          31          52           4      Ohio ...........:    20          30          34          15           1      Pennsylvania ...:     3          10          38          38          11      South Dakota ...:    20          21          32          25           2      Tennessee ......:    26          31          27          15           1      Texas ..........:     5          10          35          38          12      Wisconsin ......:    19          24          25          24           8                      :                                                            18 States ......:    23          25          28          21           3                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    21          24          29          23           3      Previous year ..:     5           9          24          46          16      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                              Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Arkansas .......:     4          16          32          38          10      Illinois .......:    27          29          35           9           -      Indiana ........:    24          30          30          14           2      Iowa ...........:    12          22          41          24           1      Kansas .........:    25          34          34           7           -      Kentucky .......:    23          31          28          16           2      Louisiana ......:     1           6          29          52          12      Michigan .......:    14          21          30          30           5      Minnesota ......:     3           9          31          50           7      Mississippi ....:     6           9          21          42          22      Missouri .......:    35          37          21           6           1      Nebraska .......:    16          22          38          23           1      North Carolina .:     -           7          38          48           7      North Dakota ...:     2          10          29          54           5      Ohio ...........:    11          26          41          21           1      South Dakota ...:     7          19          40          31           3      Tennessee ......:     5          13          40          37           5      Wisconsin ......:    10          20          31          30           9                      :                                                            18 States ......:    15          22          34          26           3                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    13          22          34          27           4      Previous year ..:     3           9          28          46          14      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                            
 Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Alabama ........:     2          14          54          30           -      Arizona ........:     1           2          23          51          23      Arkansas .......:     5           7          27          41          20      California .....:     -           -          10          40          50      Georgia ........:     -           7          34          49          10      Kansas .........:     4          18          50          22           6      Louisiana ......:     -           2          33          47          18      Mississippi ....:     -           6          23          54          17      Missouri .......:    12          31          42          13           2      North Carolina .:     -          12          29          51           8      Oklahoma .......:     5          25          51          19           -      South Carolina .:     1           3          34          55           7      Tennessee ......:     3          11          33          49           4      Texas ..........:    10          21          35          28           6      Virginia .......:     -           -          13          58          29                      :                                                            15 States ......:     6          16          34          35           9                      :                                                            Previous week ..:     5          13          35          37          10      Previous year ..:    22          18          30          25           5      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                                                                                                                                      Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Arkansas .......:     6          16          29          42           7      Colorado .......:    19          25          20          34           2      Illinois .......:    44          42          11           3           -      Kansas .........:    24          32          35           8           1      Louisiana ......:     -           -          33          57          10      Missouri .......:    24          35          31           9           1      Nebraska .......:    11          27          43          19           -      New Mexico .....:    31          31          37           1           -      Oklahoma .......:    15          27          38          20           -      South Dakota ...:    12          23          46          19           -      Texas ..........:     8          14          26          36          16                      :                                                            11 States ......:    17          25          32          20           6                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    15          25          34          20           6      Previous year ..:    20          24          32          22           2      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                                                                                  Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acres] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Arkansas .......:     3           7          27          50          13      California .....:     -           -          15          25          60      Louisiana ......:     -           1          32          56          11      Mississippi ....:     3           8          18          46          25      Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20      Texas ..........:     2           3          18          53          24                      :                                                            6 States .......:     2           4          24          45          25                      :                                                            Previous week ..:     1           5          25          49          20      Previous year ..:     3           6          27          41          23      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                                                                                   Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012 [National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Alabama ........:     5          21          41          32           1      Arizona ........:    38          31          21           8           2      Arkansas .......:    54          30          12           4           -      California .....:    25          50          25           -           -      Colorado .......:    48          34          16           2           -      Connecticut ....:     -          21          43          36           -      Delaware .......:    26          34          26          14           -      Florida ........:     1           2          15          60          22      Georgia ........:     7          24          46          22           1      Idaho ..........:     9          21          32          37           1      Illinois .......:    70          25           4           1           -      Indiana ........:    61          28           9           2           -      Iowa ...........:    55          27          15           3           -      Kansas .........:    55          33          11           1           -      Kentucky .......:    32          26          31          10           1      Louisiana ......:     1           7          27          57           8      Maine ..........:     -          16          37          47           -      Maryland .......:    14          23          35          26           2      Massachusetts ..:     -          35          53          12           -      Michigan .......:    30          42          21           6           1      Minnesota ......:    15          21          28          32           4      Mississippi ....:     2          13          27          50           8      Missouri .......:    83          15           2           -           -      Montana ........:    30          25          33          12           -      Nebraska .......:    51          32          14           3           -      Nevada .........:    52          30          11           6           1      New Hampshire ..:     5           4          26          55          10      New Jersey .....:     5          15          60          20           -      New Mexico .....:    42          37          18           3           -      New York .......:    23          39          28          10           -      North Carolina .:     4          17          41          35           3      North Dakota ...:     8          30          38          23           1      Ohio ...........:    32          36          26           6           -      Oklahoma .......:    24          40          28           8           -      Oregon .........:     2          12          36          44           6      Pennsylvania ...:    14          31          37          14           4      Rhode Island ...:     -          12          63          25           -      South Carolina .:     3          13          45          38           1      South Dakota ...:    24          37          30           7           2      Tennessee ......:    15          30          39          15           1      Texas ..........:    18          26          34          18           4      Utah ...........:    13          28          36          23           -      Vermont ........:     -          21          46          33           -      Virginia .......:    14          22          33          30           1      Washington .....:     -          11          25          50          14      West Virginia ..:     3          21          54          21           1      Wisconsin ......:    35          27          24          12           2      Wyoming ........:    48          30          18           4           -                      :                                                            48 States ......:    29          28          26          15           2                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    26          29          27          16           2      Previous year ..:    20          16          23          33           8      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                                                                             

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