76% of U.S. corn, 71% of soybeans rated good to excellent


The USDA’s national corn and soybean condition ratings dipped slightly over the past week. Parts of the Midwest were hit with heavy rainfall and unseasonably hot temperatures, but at the start of July, both corn and soybeans remain in very good shape overall.

As of Sunday, 76% of U.S. corn is in good to excellent condition, down 1% on the week, but still 8% higher than this time last year, with 17% of the crop silking, compared to 9% a year ago and the five-year average of 8%.

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