DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. corn crop improved on its good / excellent rating vs. a week ago, but many states are behind the sinking stage level, according to the USDA's weekly Crop Progress Report released Monday.
The overall condition of the corn crop is slightly above last week with 57% rated good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states.
Corn rated good / excellent jumped up by only one percentage point vs. a week ago. The trade is expected to improve in conditions from last week.
USDA pegged just 8% of the corn crop in the silk stage, compared with a 22% five-year average. At least eight major corn-producing states have 1
Also, 90% of the U.S. Pat. corn has emerged as Sunday.