Corn crop still best in 20 years

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Corn It appears little can stop the U.S. corn crop ratings from climbing for yet another week.

According to the USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report, 74 percent of the country’s corn is rated in good or excellent condition, up by 1 percentage point from last week’s report and 18 percentage points higher than last year’s report.

Looking at historical data, the 2014 corn crop conditions are the best seen since 1994:

Figure 1: Crop Progress Historical Data

Date Released

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Sept. 2, 2014

2

5

19

52

22

Sept. 3, 2013

5

11

28

42

14

Sept. 4, 2012

26

26

26

19

3

Sept. 6, 2011

8

13

27

41

11

Aug. 30, 2010

3

7

20

48

22

Aug. 31, 2009

3

7

21

49

20

Sept. 2, 2008

4

9

26

46

15

Sept. 4, 2007

6

10

25

44

15

Sept. 5, 2006

6

10

25

43

16

Sept. 6, 2005

9

14

26

39

12

Aug. 30, 2004

2

7

21

49

21

Sept. 2, 2003

9

16

29

36

10

Sept. 3, 2002

13

17

29

33

8

Sept. 4, 2001

5

11

31

42

11

Sept. 5, 2000

4

7

23

46

20

Aug. 30, 1999

4

10

29

43

14

Aug. 31, 1998

2

7

22

50

19

Sept. 2, 1997

3

8

27

48

14

Sept. 3, 1996

3

9

26

45

17

Sept. 5, 1995

1

9

30

48

12

Sept. 5, 1994

0

5

16

57

22

The nation’s best corn was seen in Missouri, where 82 percent of corn is reported in good or better condition. Illinois (82 percent) and Pennsylvania (82 percent) also reported high percentages in these conditions. Kansas reported the worst corn conditions in the country, with 17 percent in poor or worse condition.

Corn is progressing slightly behind average but above last year’s report. Currently 53 percent of corn has dented and 8 percent of corn is mature.

Soybeans: 5 percent dropping leaves
The majority of the country’s soybeans have set pods, and 5 percent has begun to drop leaves. While this is 2 percentages points above last year’s pace, it is also 2 percentage points behind the five-year average.

Like corn, soybean conditions improved last week, jumping to 72 percent in good or better condition. Louisiana reported the best soybean conditions in the country with 83 percent rated in good or excellent condition. Like corn, Kansas is pulling up the rear of the bunch with just 47 percent rated in these conditions.

Click here to read the full Crop Progress report.


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Jerry    
Iowa  |  September, 04, 2014 at 08:57 AM

Thank God for climate change, if the climate hadn't changed and warmed up all our late planted crops would not have matured in time and froze making a world crises and millions of people starving to death. Because of climate change, in northeast Iowa our frost date went from Sept 25th to Oct. 13th., according to the government. This year we will need till the first week of Oct. to be frost safe.


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