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- DTN Headline News
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Monday, July 6, 2015 3:39PM CDT

By Cheri Zagurski
DTN Managing Editor

OMAHA (DTN) -- Soybean conditions held steady in the week ending July 5 and corn conditions actually improved slightly, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress and Condition reports.

Corn improved to 69% good to excellent, compared to 68% last week. The crop is 12% silked, compared to 4% last week and an 18% five-year average.

"Sixty-nine percent of the corn crop was rated good to excellent, resulting in a 1-point increase in DTN's Corn Condition Index to 165, which is still above the five-year average of 152," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. "Monday's report was neutral-to-bearish for corn due to the slightly higher crop rating."

Soybean conditions held steady at 63% good to excellent. The crop is 96% planted and 93% emerged, compared to 94% and 89% last week and 100% and 97% on average. Twenty-one percent of the nation's soybeans were blooming, compared to 8% last week and a 21% average.

"Missouri remains the most difficult state with 73% of soybeans planted," Hultman said. "Sixty-three percent of soybeans were rated good to excellent, keeping the DTN Soybean Condition Index at 154, which is above the five-year average of 148. Monday's report of slow planting progress and unchanged crop rating should be viewed as neutral to bullish for soybeans."

Winter wheat is 55% harvested, compared to 38% last week and a 59% five-year average. Conditions worsened slightly with one percentage point moving out of the good category into the fair rating. "Forty percent of winter wheat was rated good to excellent, resulting in a 1-point drop in DTN's Winter Wheat Condition Index to 94," Hultman said. "DTN's index is up from 25 a year ago and above the five-year average of 51. Monday's report should be viewed as neutral for winter wheat with harvest progress close to normal and a slightly lower crop rating."

Spring wheat is 76% headed, compared to 49% last week and a 47% five-year average. "Seventy percent of the crop was rated good to excellent, resulting in a 4-point decrease in DTN's Spring Wheat Condition Index to 170," said Hultman. "The index is up 2 points from a year ago, but down from the five-year average of 175. Monday's report is neutral to bullish for spring wheat due to the lower crop rating."

Cotton is 48% squaring and 10% setting bolls, compared to 35% and 5% last week and 55% and 14% on average. Cotton condition worsened slightly. Rice is 25% headed compared to 16% last week and 15% on average. Rice conditions improved slightly.

Sorghum is 24% headed compared to 21% last year and a 25% five-year average. Sorghum condition ratings fell slightly. Oats are 92% headed, compared to 83% last week and an 82% five-year average. Barley is 84% headed compared to 62% last week and a 47% average. Oat and barley condition ratings fell modestly in the last week.


National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Yr
Week Week Year Avg
Corn Silking 12 4 14 18
Soybeans Planted 96 94 100 100
Soybeans Emerged 93 89 97 97
Soybeans Blooming 21 8 22 21
Cotton Planted 98 98 100 100
Cotton Squaring 48 35 51 55
Cotton Setting Bolls 10 5 11 14
Sorghum Planted 97 93 97 98
Sorghum Headed 24 21 23 25
Rice Headed 25 16 16 15
Winter Wheat Harvested 55 38 55 59
Spring Wheat Headed 76 49 44 47
Oats Headed 92 83 78 82
Barley Headed 84 62 57 47
National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 2 6 23 55 14 2 6 24 54 14 1 4 20 54 21
Soybeans 2 7 28 52 11 2 7 28 52 11 1 4 23 57 15
Cotton 1 8 34 46 11 - 8 36 46 10 4 9 32 42 13
Barley 1 5 21 57 16 1 4 22 58 15 - 3 29 57 11
Sorghum 3 3 27 56 11 3 3 26 56 12 1 5 33 51 10
Oats 1 5 24 57 13 1 4 23 59 13 2 4 24 58 12
Rice 2 4 24 47 23 2 5 25 45 23 - 5 25 50 20
Spring Wheat 1 4 23 59 13 1 3 25 59 12 1 4 25 59 11
Winter Wheat 7 16 37 33 7 7 16 36 34 7 22 22 25 26 5

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