USDA Crop Progress Report, July 28

USDA Crop Progress Report, July 28


Crop progress and wheat harvest continue to lag normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The following shows condition ratings in last week's report in parentheses.

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 60% good, and 15% excellent. Corn silking was 70%, well behind 90% last year, and behind 88% for the five-year average. Dough was 12%, well behind 36% last year, and behind the average of 22%.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 22% fair, 63% good, and 11% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 66%, well behind 86% last year, and the average of 83%. Thirty-four percent were setting pods, behind 49% last year and the average of 43%.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 5% poor, 18% fair, 50% good, and 24% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 55%, well behind 88% last year and the average of 89%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 14% fair, 73% good, and 11% excellent. Sorghum headed was 26%, well behind 51% last year, and the average of 38%. Coloring was
    1%, near last year's 4% and the average of 3%.
  • Oat condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 25% fair, 58% good, and 11% excellent. Oats harvested was 49%, well behind last year's 90% and the average of 75%.
  • Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 29% fair, 55% good, and 10% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 41%. Setting pods was 10%.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 16% fair, 68% good, and 13% excellent.

For the week ending July 28, 2019, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 21% short, 73% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 15% short, 79% adequate, and 6% surplus.