Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Growth Continues at Average Pace, Dry Beans Fall Behind

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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Growth Continues at Average Pace, Dry Beans Fall Behind

For the week ending Aug. 14, 2022, there were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 39% very short, 39% short, 22% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 37% very short, 39% short, 24% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 12% very poor, 14% poor, 27% fair, 36% good and 11% excellent. Corn silking was 95%, behind 100% last year, and near 99% for the five-year average. Dough was 64%, behind 78% last year and 71% average. Dented was 17%, near 16% last year and 18% average.

Soybean condition rated 8% very poor, 12% poor, 32% fair, 38% good and 10% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 88%, equal to last year and ahead of 82% average.

Sorghum condition rated 15% very poor, 31% poor, 33% fair, 15% good and 6% excellent. Sorghum headed was 63%, well behind 87% last year and 85% average. Coloring was 10%, behind 17% last year and 16% average.

Oats harvested was 96%, near 95% both last year and average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 65% good and 5% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 93%, near 90% last year. Setting pods was 54%, well behind 81% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 44% very poor, 29% poor, 21% fair, 5% good and 1% excellent.

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