Rippey: “The worst-rated corn in the nation again this week in Missouri”

The latest Crop Progress Report is in, and corn conditions are on the decline, down 2 points this week to just 55% good to excellent nationally.

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey shares where farmers are having the hardest time.

“Now we see the worst-rated corn in the nation again this week in Missouri; 44% of the crop rated very poor to poor. We see at least 1-6th of the crop rated very poor to poor in four other states: Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, and Minnesota. You see the common theme is those states are generally from the Mississippi Valley westward where we have seen the driest and hottest conditions so far this growing season,” he explains.

USDA Crop Progress 230731.pdf

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