USDA Crop Progress Report-- July 19, 2021
The national corn condition rating stayed consistent at 65% good to excellent. However, the rest of the crop shifted one point in the poor to very poor direction.
Soybeans improved by one point to 60% good to excellent, robbing that point from the fair category.
As for cotton, it improved by 4 points. Condition losses in Georgia and North Carolina were not enough to offset the gains seen in Texas and Mississippi.
Grain Sorghum lost a couple of points, down to 68% good to excellent.
The rice and peanut crops moved a point each. Rice improved slightly, but the peanut crop moved lower.
All eyes are on the spring wheat crop though, as only 11% of this crop is seen as good to excellent. The poor to very poor category jumped by 8 percentage points to 63%.
Winter wheat harvest is humming along. Nearly three quarters of the nation’s crop is in the bin… which is about on pace with the 5 year average.
Meanwhile, pasture conditions have all generally declined. Only 2% of South Dakota’s pastures are seen as good to excellent.
Leading states with topsoil and subsoil moisture deficits continue to include Washington, Montana, Utah, Oregon, and the Dakotas.