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Corn Crop 60% in Good Condition

The Agriculture Department’s latest Crop Progress report, issued this afternoon, shows 15% of the nation’s corn, grown in the 18 states which comprised 91% of the 2013 crop, is rated in excellent condition, as of the week ending June 8. That’s up from 13% the previous week and 10% a year ago. Sixty percent is rated good, down from 63% the previous week, and compares to 53% a year ago. The states are listed below:

State                               Week Ending

                Very poor           Poor          Fair          Good       Excellent  
Colorado       -                       -             23%          54%        23%

Illinois           1%                   2%          23%          53%        21%

Indiana         1%                   5%          22%          55%        17%

Iowa             1%                   2%          15%          64%        18%

Kansas         2%                   6%          45%          42%         5%

Kentucky      1%                   3%          17%          63%        16%

Michigan       -                      2%           17%         68%         13%

Minnesota     -                      2%           18%         65%         15%

Missouri        -                      6%           27%         56%         11%

Nebraska      2%                  4%           24%         59%         11%

N Carolina    1%                  4%           20%          66%          9%
N Dakota      1%                  2%             8%          81%          8%

Ohio             1%                   2%          20%          60%         17%

Penn.            -                      1%          14%          77%           8%

S Dakota       -                      1%          14%          77%          8%

Tennessee   2%                   5%          19%          56%         18%

Texas           -                       5%          45%          37%         13%
Wisconsin    -                       2%           17%         67%         14%


   Corn emerged is rated at 92%, up from 80% the previous week, up from 83% a year ago, and 2% ahead of the 5-year average.

   The report shows 87% of the soybean crop is planted, as of the week ending June 8, up from 78% the previous week, up from 69% a year ago, and 6% ahead of the five year average. The data shows 71% of the soybeans are emerged, up from 50% the week before, and 46% a year ago, and 9% ahead of the five year average. And, 12% of the soybean crop rated as excellent, with 62% rated as good.

   There is 89% of the cotton crop planted, up from 74% the week before, up from 87% a year ago, but 2% behind the five-year average. The report shows 8% of the cotton squaring, up from 5% the previous week, up from 6% a year ago, and 2% behind the five-year average. The report shows 13% of the cotton crop is rated in excellent condition and 37% as good.

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