USDA further lower’s weekly corn crop-conditions, with 60% of the crop rated  “Good-to-Excellent”, down from 61% the previous week.  The USDA also reported 93% of the corn crop as “silking”  vs. the 5-year average of 94%. “Dough” was reported at 42% vs. the 5-year average of 44%. “Dented” was reported 7% vs. the 5-year average of 11%. Below are details regarding current corn crop-conditions and comparisons to last year.

States “IMPROVING” 

Pennsylvania raised by +4% to 92% vs 59% last year
Indiana raised by +3% to 52% vs 73% last year
Kentucky raised by +3% to 83% vs 76% last year
Missouri raised by +2% to 63% vs 75% last year
North Dakota raised by +1% to 40% vs 80% last year
Tennessee raised by +1% to 83% vs 66% last year 

States “UNCHANGED” 

Nebraska “unchanged” at 59% vs 76% last year
Ohio “unchanged” at 57% vs. 47% last year 
South Dakota “unchanged” at 29% vs 55% last year
Texas “unchanged” at 69% vs 57% last year
Wisconsin “unchanged” at 70% vs 88% last year

States “DETERIORATING”   

Colorado lowered by -8% to 58% vs 82% last year 
Illinois lowered by -5% to 58% vs 83% last year 
Kansas lowered by -3% to 54% vs 67% last year
North Carolina lowered by -2% to 74% vs 64% last year
Iowa lowered by -1% to 64% vs 83% last year
Michigan lowered by -1% at 68% vs 54% last year
Minnesota lowered by -1% to 80% vs 85% last year 

USDA lifted soybeans “Good-to-Excellent” rating by +1% to 60%. Interestingly, conditions in Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas are reporting better conditions than last year. I should also note that conditions in both North and South Dakota improved by +3% on the week.

States “IMPROVING” 

North Carolina raised by +6% to 70% vs 68% last year
Indiana raised by +3% to 54% vs 74% last year 
Mississippi raised by +3% to 72% vs 67% last year
North Dakota raised by +3% to 37% vs 73% last year
Ohio raised by +3% to 53% vs 52% last year
South Dakota raised by +3% to 32% vs 57% last year
Tennessee raised by +3% to 75% vs 76% last year
Kansas raised by +2% to 53% vs. 61% last year 
Minnesota raised by +1% to 74% vs 80% last year
Wisconsin raised by +1% to 75% vs 88% last year 

States “UNCHANGED” 

Arkansas “unchanged” at 70% vs 60% last year

States “DETERIORATING”

Michigan lowered by -4% to 62% vs 57% last year
Louisiana lowered by -3% to 82% vs 78% last year 
Illinois lowered by -2% to 64% vs 79% last year 
Nebraska lowered by -2% to 58% vs 77% last year 
Iowa lowered by -1% to 59% vs 82% last year 
Kentucky lowered by -1% to 72% vs 73% last year
Missouri lowered by -1% to 64% vs 70% last year