Corn faring much better than in 2013

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According to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, corn planting is coming to a close, with 95 percent of corn in the ground. This is slightly higher than the five-year average and 5 percentage points above last year’s report.

Eighty percent of corn also have emerged.

All eyes are now on corn conditions. Currently corn in the top 18 corn-producing states is doing better than this time last year. Corn also is faring well when compared to early-June and late-May reports over the last 14 years:

Week Ending

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

June 1, 2014

0

2

22

63

13

June 2, 2013

2

5

30

52

11

June 3, 2012

1

4

23

57

15

June 5, 2011

2

4

27

55

12

May 30, 2010

1

3

20

61

15

May 31, 2009

1

3

26

58

12

June 1, 2008

2

5

30

53

10

June 3, 2007

1

3

18

60

18

June 4, 2006

1

4

24

56

15

June 5, 2005

1

6

29

53

11

May 30, 2004

2

5

25

53

15

June 1, 2003

1

4

27

55

13

June 2, 2002

3

8

35

47

7

June 3, 2001

1

6

29

53

11

June 4, 2000

1

4

24

55

16

Currently the worst corn conditions in the nation is grown in Kansas, Indiana and Missouri, where at least 6 percent of corn is in poor to very poor condition.

Moving to soybeans, 78 percent of the soybean crop has been planted as of June 1. This pace puts planting progress above the five-year average and significantly ahead of last year’s report.  The USDA showed half of the country’s soybeans emerging.

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