Corn and Soybean Condition Steady; Dry Bean Drops

Corn and Soybean Condition Steady; Dry Bean Drops

For the week ending August 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following crop condition and progress:

  • Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 19% fair, 57% good, and 17% excellent. Corn dough was 80%, behind 93 last year and 90 for the five-year average. Dented was 36%, well behind 56 last year, and behind 49 average.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 21% fair, 61% good, and 12% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 97%, near 100% both last year and average. Setting pods was 83%, behind 95% last year and the five-year average of 94%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 66 good, and 16 excellent. Sorghum headed was 94%, behind 99 last year, and near 98 average. Coloring was 21%, well behind 59 last year and 48 average.
  • Oats harvested was 97%, near 100% last year and the 99 average.
  • Dry edible bean condition rated 10% very poor, 18% poor, 16% fair, 49% good, and 7% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 98%. Setting pods was 92%.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 14% fair, 65% good, and 17% excellent.

Soil Moisture

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 8% short, 76% adequate, and 15% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 8% short, 77% adequate, and 14% surplus.

National Report

For a larger perspective, view the National Crop Progress and Condition report.