USDA Crop Progress Report-- June 7, 2021

USDA has released its latest Crop Progress report on June 7th. The weekly crop report from USDA NASS focused on conditions ratings, more than planting progress this time.

The majority of the corn and soybean crop are now in the ground, but the drought in the northern plains, along with the freezing temperatures from two weeks ago, showed up in the tallies released yesterday.

Nationally, corn was rated 72 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair, and only 5 percent poor to very poor. The state with the best rating was Nebraska with 84 percent good to excellent, and North Dakota had the poorest rating, with 17 percent poor to very poor.

Nationally, soybeans were 67 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair, and 6 percent poor to very poor. Again, North Dakota, which is suffering under drought, has 32 percent of their crop in poor to very poor condition and scoring the highest was Nebraska with 86 percent good to excellent.

The grain sorghum condition was 74 percent good to excellent and 3 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton was 46 percent good to excellent and 15 percent poor to very poor, and the winter wheat harvest is progressing northward with 20 percent of Texas finished, 2 percent of Oklahoma complete, and Kansas has not started yet. All three big wheat-producing states were behind the five-year average.

Pasture and rangeland conditions nationwide were 35 percent good to excellent, and 37 percent poor to very poor. That was an improvement over last week when the numbers were 31 percent good to excellent and 39 percent poor to very poor.

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