USDA Weekly Crop Progress

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By Cheri Zagurski
DTN Managing Editor

OMAHA (DTN) -- Soybeans reached nearly 100% planted and corn condition held steady during the week ended June 19, according to the USDA Crop Progress report released Monday.

Soybeans are 96% planted nationwide, compared to 92% last week, 89% last year and a five-year average of 93%. Eighty-nine percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 79% last week, 81% last year and an 84% average. Soybean conditions declined slightly to 73% good to excellent, compared to 745 last week.

"NASS' weekly crop condition ratings resulted in a DTN National Crop Condition Index of 174 points, 3 points lower than the previous week and 9 points above the same week last year," said DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom. "This week's reports could be viewed as neutral to bearish for soybeans."

Corn condition stayed steady at 75% good to excellent.

"NASS' weekly crop condition ratings resulted in a DTN National Crop Condition Index of 181 points," said Newsom. "This was unchanged from the previous week and 9 points above the same week last year. This week's reports could be viewed as neutral to bearish for corn."

Winter wheat is 25% harvested, compared to 11% last week, 17% last year and 28% on average. Winter wheat condition held steady at 61% good to excellent.

"Kansas' harvest was pegged at 25% completed, closing in on its five-year average of 27%," Newsom said.

Spring wheat is 28% headed, compared to 19% last year and a 14% average. Spring wheat condition declined to 76% good to excellent, compared to 79% last week.

"NASS' weekly condition numbers resulted in a DTN National Crop Index of 178 points," Newsom said. "This was a decrease of 8 points from the previous week but 5 points above last year at this time. This week's reports could be viewed as neutral for wheat."

Cotton is 95% planted, compared to 89% last week, 93% last year and a 98% average. Cotton squaring is at 22%, compared to 13% last week, 19% last year and a 21% average. Cotton condition improved to 54% good to excellent, compared to 53% last week. Rice is 8% headed, compared to 5% last year and a 5% average. Rice condition improved to 70% good to excellent compared to 68% last week.

Sorghum is 88% planted compared to 76% last week, 81% last year and an 86% average. Sorghum is 17% headed, compared to 14% last week, 16% last year and a 20% average. Sorghum condition declined slightly to 70% good to excellent, compared to 71% last week.

Oats are 68% headed, compared to 52% last week, 62% last year and a 57% average. Oats condition held steady at 70% good to excellent.

Barley is 23% headed, compared to 31% last year and 17% on average. Barley condition declined slightly to 77% good to excellent compared to 78% last week.

National Crop Progress Summary
ThisLastLast5-Yr
WeekWeekYearAvg
Soybeans Planted96928993
Soybeans Emerged89798184
Winter Wheat Harvested25111728
Spring Wheat Headed28NA1914
Cotton Planted95899398
Cotton Squaring22131921
Sorghum Planted88768186
Sorghum Headed17141620
Oats Headed68526257
Barley Headed23NA3117
Rice Headed8NA55
National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This WeekLast WeekLast Year
VPPFGEVPPFGEVPPFGE
Corn132160151321601515235714
Soybeans142261121322621226275411
Winter Wht273049122730491271537347
Spring Wht13206412-219671213255912
Sorghum-327628132564733265612
Oats142560101425601047225611
Barley-1226017-1216018-3215917
Cotton1738459183845818364510
Rice252354162624531524264721

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(AG)