The overall condition of the corn crop is rated at 57% good to excellent in the top 18 corn producing states, compared to 58% a week ago.
USDA pegged 35% of the corn crop was in the silk stage, compared with a 66% five-year average.
Also, 5% of the corn has entered the dough stage vs. a 10% five-year average.
The nation’s crop is rated 54% good/excellent, equal to a week ago.
Also, 40% of the soybean crop is blooming vs. a 66% five-year average.
The USDA pegged the amount of soybeans setting pods at 7%, well below a five-year average of 28%.
The U.S. winter wheat harvest is 69% complete vs. a 79% five-year average.
Meanwhile, the U.S. spring wheat crop is rated as 76% good to excellent, equal to last week’s rating.