WEEKLY CROP PROGRESS 8/18/2019

 

Crop conditions scores slipped in this week’s progress and condition reports.  Corn conditions slipped to 56% good-excellent vs. 57% last week and 68% last year.  Soybean conditions declined to 53% good-excellent vs. 54% last week and 65% last year.

Crop development continues to move ahead but behind the average pace underscoring the need for a late frost and extended growing season.  Corn in the dough stage is at 55% vs. 83% last year and 76% on average.  Soybeans setting pods are at 68% vs. 90% last year and 85% on average.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 56% TW vs. 57% LW, 68% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 53% TW vs. 54% LW, 65% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 65% TW vs. 66% LW, 49% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 69% TW vs. 73% LW, 75% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 95% TW vs. 90% LW, 100% LY, 99% AVG
Corn Dough 55% TW vs. 39% LW, 83% LY, 76% AVG
Corn Dented 15% TW vs. 7% LW, 41% LY, 30% AVG
Soybean Blooming 90% TW vs. 82% LW, 99% LY, 96% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 68% TW vs. 54% LW, 90% LY, 85% AVG
Milo Headed 75% TW vs. 61% LW, 86% LY, 83% AVG
Milo Coloring 31% TW vs. 26% LW, 45% LY, 43% AVG
Milo Mature 21% TW vs. 19% LW, 23% LY, 26% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 93% TW vs. 89% LW, 97% LY, 98% AVG
Spring Wheat Harvested 16% TW vs. 8% LW, 56% LY, 49% AVG

 

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Crop condition scores were steady this week with corn conditions rated at 57% good-excellent and soybean conditions rated at 54% good-excellent.

The corn crop in the dough stage is at 39% nationally vs. 71% a year ago and 61% on average.

Soybeans setting pods are at 54% nationally vs. 83% a year ago and 76% on average.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 57% TW vs. 57% LW, 70% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 54% LW, 66% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 66% TW vs. 68% LW, 49% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 69% TW vs. 73% LW, 75% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 90% TW vs. 78% LW, 96% LY, 97% AVG
Corn Dough 39% TW vs. 23% LW, 71% LY, 61% AVG
Corn Dented 7% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 24% LY, 16% AVG
Soybean Blooming 82% TW vs. 72% LW, 95% LY, 93% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 54% TW vs. 37% LW, 83% LY, 76% AVG
Milo Headed 61% TW vs. 45% LW, 77% LY, 74% AVG
Milo Coloring 26% TW vs. 23% LW, 36% LY, 35% AVG
Milo Mature 19% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 21% LY, 23% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 89% TW vs. 82% LW, 93% LY, 96% AVG
Spring Wheat Harvested 8% TW vs. 2% LW, 32% LY, 30% AVG

 

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Weekly crop progress shows corn and soybean development is approximately 1 to 2 weeks behind the 5-year average progress for this week.  September weather will be instrumental in deciding how this crop finishes across the country.

Corn conditions declined to 57% good-excellent vs. 58% last week and 71% last year.  Soybean conditions were steady at 54% good-excellent vs. last week and 67% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 57% TW vs. 58% LW, 71% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 54% LW, 67% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 68% TW vs. 71% LW, 49% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 73% TW vs. 76% LW, 78% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 78% TW vs. 58% LW, 95% LY, 93% AVG
Corn Dough 23% TW vs. 13% LW, 54% LY, 42% AVG
Soybean Blooming 72% TW vs. 57% LW, 91% LY, 87% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 37% TW vs. 21% LW, 73% LY, 63% AVG
Milo Headed 45% TW vs. 33% LW, 67% LY, 62% AVG
Milo Coloring 23% TW vs. 21% LW, 30% LY, 30% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 82% TW vs. 75% LW, 89% LY, 92% AVG
Spring Wheat Harvested 2% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 12% LY, 14% AVG

 

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Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 58% TW vs. 57% LW, 72% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 54% LW, 70% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 71% TW vs. 73% LW, 52% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 73% TW vs. 76% LW, 78% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 58% TW vs. 35% LW, 90% LY, 83% AVG
Corn Dough 13% TW vs. 5% LW, 35% LY, 23% AVG
Soybean Blooming 57% TW vs. 40% LW, 85% LY, 79% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 21% TW vs. 7% LW, 58% LY, 45% AVG
Milo Headed 33% TW vs. 27% LW, 52% LY, 50% AVG
Milo Coloring 21% TW vs. 16% LW, 25% LY, 25% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 75% TW vs. 69% LW, 84% LY, 86% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 97% TW vs. 92% LW, 99% LY, 98% AVG

 

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Corn conditions declined to 57% good-excellent vs. 58% last week and 72% last year.  Progress continues to run well behind the usual pace with 35% of the corn crop silking vs. 78% last year and 66% on average.

Soybean conditions were steady vs. last week at 54% good-excellent and 70% last year.  Soybeans setting pods this year are at 7% vs. 41% last year and 28% on average.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 57% TW vs. 58% LW, 72% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 54% LW, 70% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 73% TW vs. 74% LW, 49% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 76% TW vs. 76% LW, 79% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 35% TW vs. 17% LW, 78% LY, 66% AVG
Corn Dough 5% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 16% LY, 10% AVG
Soybean Blooming 40% TW vs. 22% LW, 76% LY, 66% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 7% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 41% LY, 28% AVG
Milo Headed 27% TW vs. 24% LW, 40% LY, 40% AVG
Milo Coloring 16% TW vs. 14% LW, 22% LY, 22% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 69% TW vs. 57% LW, 79% LY, 79% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 92% TW vs. 78% LW, 96% LY, 94% AVG

 

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Corn and soybean condition scores each improved 1% in the combined good and excellent categories this week.  However, progress lags far behind average in corn silking and soybeans blooming.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 58% TW vs. 57% LW, 72% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 53% LW, 69% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 74% TW vs. 73% LW, 47% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 76% TW vs. 78% LW, 80% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 17% TW vs. 8% LW, 59% LY, 42% AVG
Soybean Emerged 95% TW vs. 90% LW, 100% LY, 99% AVG
Soybean Blooming 22% TW vs. 10% LW, 62% LY, 49% AVG
Milo Headed 24% TW vs. 22% LW, 30% LY, 31% AVG
Milo Coloring 14% TW vs. 13% LW, 19% LY, 19% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 57% TW vs. 47% LW, 72% LY, 71% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 78% TW vs. 56% LW, 91% LY, 87% AVG

 

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Corn and soybean condition scores moved in different directions this week.  Overall corn condition scores improved to 57% good-excellent vs. 56% last week and 75% last year.  On the other hand, soybean conditions declined to 53% good-excellent vs. 54% last week and 71% last year.

The states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio which suffered the most from wet conditions are also the areas with the lowest condition scores.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 57% TW vs. 56% LW, 75% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 53% TW vs. 54% LW, 71% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 73% TW vs. 73% LW, 51% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 64% TW vs. 63% LW, 37% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 78% TW vs. 75% LW, 80% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Emerged 98% TW vs. 94% LW, 100% LY, 100% AVG
Corn Silking 8% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 34% LY, 22% AVG
Soybean Planted 96% TW vs. 92% LW, 100% LY, 99% AVG
Soybean Emerged 90% TW vs. 83% LW, 100% LY, 98% AVG
Soybean Blooming 10% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 44% LY, 32% AVG
Milo Planted 97% TW vs. 94% LW, 100% LY, 99% AVG
Milo Headed 22% TW vs. 20% LW, 25% LY, 26% AVG
Milo Coloring 13% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 16% LY, 16% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 47% TW vs. 30% LW, 61% LY, 61% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 56% TW vs. 25% LW, 78% LY, 73% AVG

 

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As the market knows crop progress is far behind average, the focus is turning towards crop condition scores as the growing season progresses.  The 2019 corn crop is rated 56% good-excellent vs. last year at 76%.  The soybean crop is rated 54% good-excellent vs. 71% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 56% TW vs. 56% LW, 76% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 54% LW, 71% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 73% TW vs. 72% LW, 53% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 63% TW vs. 61% LW, 37% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 75% TW vs. 75% LW, 77% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Emerged 94% TW vs. 89% LW, 100% LY, 100% AVG
Soybean Planted 92% TW vs. 85% LW, 100% LY, 99% AVG
Soybean Emerged 83% TW vs. 71% LW, 98% LY, 95% AVG
Milo Planted 94% TW vs. 84% LW, 98% LY, 96% AVG
Milo Headed 20% TW vs. 17% LW, 22% LY, 23% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 97% TW vs. 94% LW, 100% LY, 100% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 30% TW vs. 15% LW, 50% LY, 48% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 25% TW vs. 7% LW, 55% LY, 52% AVG

 

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Corn and soybean planting forged ahead last week with steady but slow progress.  Corn planting reached 92% complete and soybean planting is now 77% complete.

Corn conditions were steady this week at 59% good-excellent vs. 78% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 59% TW vs. 59% LW, 78% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 64% TW vs. 64% LW, 39% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 77% TW vs. 81% LW, 78% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Planted 92% TW vs. 83% LW, 100% LY, 100% AVG
Corn Emerged 79% TW vs. 62% LW, 97% LY, 97% AVG
Soybean Planted 77% TW vs. 60% LW, 96% LY, 93% AVG
Soybean Emerged 55% TW vs. 34% LW, 89% LY, 84% AVG
Milo Planted 69% TW vs. 49% LW, 88% LY, 81% AVG
Milo Headed 15% TW vs. 14% LW, 18% LY, 16% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 89% TW vs. 83% LW, 94% LY, 95% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 8% TW vs. 4% LW, 25% LY, 20% AVG
Spring Wheat Emerged 95% TW vs. 85% LW, 97% LY, 97% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 2% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 8% LY, 12% AVG

 

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The Weekly Crop Progress report showed there was very active planting last week especially in some of the states that were lagging the farthest behind.  However, planting progress is still lagging well behind the average pace for this date with corn planting 83% complete and soybean planting 60% complete.

This week we saw the first corn condition scores of the year.  The corn crop is rated 59% good-excellent vs. 77% last year at this time.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 59% TW vs. NA LW, 77% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 64% TW vs. 64% LW, 38% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 81% TW vs. 83% LW, 70% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Planted 83% TW vs. 67% LW, 99% LY, 99% AVG
Corn Emerged 62% TW vs. 46% LW, 93% LY, 93% AVG
Soybean Planted 60% TW vs. 39% LW, 92% LY, 88% AVG
Soybean Emerged 34% TW vs. 19% LW, 81% LY, 73% AVG
Milo Planted 49% TW vs. 35% LW, 77% LY, 68% AVG
Milo Headed 14% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 15% LY, 12% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 83% TW vs. 76% LW, 90% LY, 91% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 4% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 13% LY, 10% AVG
Spring Wheat Planted 97% TW vs. 93% LW, 99% LY, 99% AVG
Spring Wheat Emerged 85% TW vs. 69% LW, 92% LY, 93% AVG

 

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The Weekly Crop Progress report from NASS showed corn and soybean planting continue to lag far behind the average pace.  As of June 2nd, corn planting is 67% complete and soybean planting is 39% complete.

The eastern states of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio show the largest amount behind average as well as South Dakota.

Normally by this report, we would start seeing national corn crop condition ratings but due to slow development, it may be another week or two before we see those numbers.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 64% TW vs. 61% LW, 37% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 83% TW vs. NA LW, 70% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Planted 67% TW vs. 58% LW, 96% LY, 96% AVG
Corn Emerged 46% TW vs. 32% LW, 84% LY, 84% AVG
Soybean Planted 39% TW vs. 29% LW, 86% LY, 79% AVG
Soybean Emerged 19% TW vs. 11% LW, 65% LY, 56% AVG
Milo Planted 35% TW vs. 28% LW, 59% LY, 53% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 76% TW vs. 66% LW, 82% LY, 84% AVG
Spring Wheat Planted 93% TW vs. 84% LW, 96% LY, 96% AVG
Spring Wheat Emerged 69% TW vs. 47% LW, 78% LY, 84% AVG

 

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