Weekly Crop Ratings Fall Yet Again

(WASHINGTON D.C.) — It was another week of falling crop ratings for corn and soybeans nationwide as drought continues to impact the early part of the 2023 growing season.

Corn condition dropped three percentage points, down to 61% good to excellent as of Sunday, June 11th. That is also below last year’s rating for the week of 72%. Soybean condition dropped three percentage points as well, down to 59% good to excellent as of Sunday. That rating is also 11 points lower than last year’s rating of 70% for the week.

Emergence continues to look good with 93% of corn and 86% of soybeans emerged nationwide as of Sunday. U.S. winter wheat condition was up two percent on the week and now stands at 38% good to excellent as of Sunday, June 11th. Just 8% of the crop has been harvested.

Spring wheat is 97% planted nationwide, up four percent from last week while 60% of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition as of Sunday. North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is rated 67% good to excellent, unchanged from one week ago. South Dakota’s spring wheat crop is rated 47% good to excellent with Minnesota at 72% as of Sunday.

North Dakota corn is 75% emerged with 77% rated in good to excellent condition while soybeans across the state are 60% emerged and rated 64% good to excellent.

South Dakota corn is 96% emerged with 60% rated in good to excellent condition. Soybeans across the state are 84% emerged and 61% is rated in good to excellent condition.

Minnesota corn and soybeans are both 75% good to excellent as of Sunday.

Read the full report from USDA here: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/dj52xk84h/q237k775k/prog2323.pdf

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