Crop Progress: Corn, Soybeans In Better Shape Than Last Year
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.