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CROP CONDITION

(Posted Mon. Aug 19th, 2013)

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Aug 19: The U.S. corn crop continued to make steady progress toward full maturity last week while remaining in good condition, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released today. The percentage of the corn crop doughing increased by 20 points last week, yet progress still lags behind the five-year average by 13 points.  Reports also indicate that the crop condition remains nearly unchanged from the previous week with 61 percent of the crop forecast to be in good-to-excellent condition. Last year at this time, only 23 percent of the crop still fared as well.   “As the summer passes, we are pleased to see that the crop condition across the country remains strong,” said National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson, a grower in Floyd, Iowa. “Despite...

(Posted Mon. Jul 22nd, 2013)

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July 22: The U.S. corn crop remains in good condition while making rapid progress toward maturity last week, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released today. The percentage of the corn crop silking increased by 27 points last week, slightly narrowing the lag behind the five-year average to a 13 point gap. At the same time, crop quality forecasts held strong – with reports indicating 63 percent of the crop to be in good-to-excellent condition. Last year at this time, only 26 percent of the crop still fared as well.   “Early in the season, farmers pushed ahead to plant a record number of acres despite cool, wet conditions across much of the Corn Belt,” said National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson, a grower in Floyd, Iowa. “Week after week, we are...

(Posted Mon. Jun 24th, 2013)

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June 24: The U.S. corn crop is maturing rapidly and remains in good condition according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released today. Since last week, corn emergence came within three points of the five-year average, with 96 percent of the crop now emerged. With the crop now closing in on average progress despite a late planting season, reports indicate that 92 percent of the crop remains in fair to excellent condition. Last year at this time, only 86 percent of the crop still fared as well.   “As the crop matures, it is heartening to see that the vast majority of corn acres seem to be thriving despite the cool, wet summer weather,” said National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson, a grower in Iowa. “While we certainly extend our support to those...