USDA Crop Progress report shows spring wheat improving; slight drops in corn and soybean conditions – Agweek

WASHINGTON — The weekly US Crop Progress report showed an improving spring wheat crop and slight declines for corn and soybeans.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Crop Progress report was released Tuesday, July 5 for the week ending July, delayed one day from its normal Monday release due to the July holiday. 4th July.

In the six spring wheat states, 59% of the crop is good, up 6% from the previous week, and 7% is rated excellent, up 1% from the previous week.

Although the crop is behind the five-year average for heading, it is in much better condition than last year, when 50% of the crop was rated poor or very poor.

The overall condition of the maize crop declined somewhat, with 11% of the crop rated excellent and 53% good; both down slightly from the previous week.

Iowa’s corn crop is the best in the Midwest, with 77% in good to excellent condition.

Overall, soy was 54% good and 9% excellent, down 1% in each category.

Here are the key numbers for the Upper Midwest of

this week’s report

, with numbers as of July 3 and some other Tweets from producers:

Iowa: 2% silky. Condition: 2% poor; just 15%; 65% good; 18% great

Minnesota: 1% silky. Condition: 1% very poor; 4% poor, 27% fair; 57% good; 11% excellent

North Dakota: 2% silky. Condition: 2% poor, 21% fair; 64% good; 13% excellent

South Dakota: No silk. Condition: 1% very poor, 2% poor, 22% fair; 65% good; 10% excellent

Iowa: 90% emerged, 13% flowered. Condition: 1% very poor; 2% poor; 20% fair; 64% good; 13% excellent

Minnesota: 98% emerged, 6% flowered. Condition: 1% very poor; 3% poor; 28% correct; 58% good; 10% excellent

North Dakota: 97% emerged, 8% flowered. Condition: 4% poor; 28% correct; 63% good; 5% excellent

South Dakota: 98% emerged, 10% flowered. Condition: 1% very poor; 2% poor; 27% fair; 66% good; 4% excellent

North Dakota: 97% planted.

South Dakota: 99% planted.

Minnesota: 5% directed. Condition: 23% fair; 68% good; 9% excellent

Montana: 21% directed. Condition: 8% very poor; 18% poor; 38% correct; 34% good; 2% excellent

North Dakota: 12% directed. Condition: 1% poor; 23% fair; 67% good; 9% great

South Dakota: 64% directed. Condition: 12% poor; 20% fair; 63% good; 5% excellent

Minnesota: 17% directed. Condition: 1% poor; 34% correct; 59% good; 6% excellent.

Montana: 40% directed. Condition: 9% very poor; 24% poor; 32% correct; 30% good; 5% excellent.

North Dakota: 29% directed. Condition: 3% fair; 87% good; 10% excellent.

Iowa: 91% directed. Condition: 1% very poor; 2% poor; 18% just; 65% good; 14% excellent.

Minnesota: 32% directed. Condition: 1% very poor; 3% poor; 28% correct; 59% good; 9% excellent.

North Dakota: 24% directed. Condition: 10% fair; 83% good; 7% excellent.

South Dakota: 75% directed. Condition: 8% poor; 19% fair; 65% good; 8% excellent.

South Dakota: Condition: 1% very poor; 21% poor; 31% correct; 36% good; 11% excellent.