Across the top 18 corn growing states, USDA says just 7% of the country’s corn crop is in excellent shape. However, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri have higher rates of excellent corn. Here’s a more detailed look at weather and crop conditions in three of the leading states.
Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report indicated 15% of Iowa corn is in excellent condition. A little over half of the state’s corn is in good condition. USDA rated the rest of Iowa corn 26% fair, 6% poor, and 2% very poor.
Iowa corn at dough reached 84%, jumping up from 72% the week prior and ahead of the 82% five-year average. Iowa corn is 30% dented, doubling progress from the week prior, but behind the five-year average of 34%.
Some corn harvest for silage has begun.