Soybeans have been completed in 97 percent of the top 18 producing states according to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released June 27. Ninety-two percent of soybeans have emerged, compared to 82 percent last week.

Conditions deteriorated slightly from last week:

Soybean planting completed, conditions deteriorate slightly

“Good” to “Excellent”
Kentucky saw 84 percent of soybeans in “good” to “excellent” condition, the highest percentage reported.  Tennessee (81 percent), Nebraska (80 percent) and Wisconsin (80 percent) also reported high percentages of soybeans in this these conditions. Overall, ten of the 18 states reported more soybean acres in “good” to “excellent” condition than the national average.

Forty-eight percent of soybeans in North Carolina were rated in “fair” condition, the highest percentage reported for this condition. Other states reporting high percentages of soybeans in this condition included Arkansas (35 percent), Indiana (33 percent) and Ohio (33 percent). 

“Very Poor” to “Poor”
Louisiana continues to struggle against the weather – 24 percent of soybeans were reported in “very poor” to “poor” condition.  Arkansas (20 percent) and North Carolina (15 percent) also saw high percentages of soybeans in these conditions. Of these states, Arkansas reported six-percent of soybeans in “very poor” condition, the highest percentage recorded.

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