Corn and soybeans are in better shape this year than during the same week in 2017, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.
The majority, 77%, of the nation’s corn crop is rated good to excellent, compared to 67% on the same week last year. Minnesota and Wisconsin continue to be the darlings of the Corn Belt with 90 and 91% of their corn rated good to excellent, respectively.
Illinois has the most corn rated excellent, at 27%. Wisconsin followed closely behind with 26% of the corn crop rated excellent.
Without a doubt, Texas corn is struggling the most. Suffering from drought, 9% of the state’s crop is rated very poor, 10% poor and 35% fair. Only 1% of the Texas corn crop is rated excellent.