USDA Crop Progress Report, Aug. 17

USDA Crop Progress Report, Aug. 17

Corn condition is rated 73% good to excellent, 88% dough and 29% dented. Soybean condition is rated 76% good to excellent, 90% setting pods and 2% starting to drop leaves. Dry edible beans are rated 69% good to excellent, 83% setting pods and 7% dropping leaves, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 19% fair, 51% good, and 22% excellent. Corn dough was 88%, well ahead of 55% last year, and ahead of 72% for the five-year average. Dented was 29%, ahead of 13% last year and 20% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 17% fair, 53% good, and 23% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 90%, ahead of 75% last year and 82% average. Dropping leaves was 2%, near 1% average.

Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 40% good, and 31% excellent. Sorghum headed was 95%, ahead of 80% last year and 88% average. Coloring was 15%, near 12% last year, but behind 22% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 8% poor, 22% fair, 50% good, and 19% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 93%, near 91% last year. Setting pods was 83%, ahead of 67% last year. Dropping leaves was 7%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 7% very poor, 11% poor, 27% fair, 49% good, and 6% excellent.

For the week ending August 16, 2020, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 36% short, 51% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 30% short, 57% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.