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July 6, 2017

2017 U.S. Corn Condition Improves Slightly, Soy Condition Declines

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Corn - The condition of the 2017 U.S. corn crop improved 1% last week to 68% rated good to excellent. Nine states indicated that the corn condition had improved last week while 7 states indicated that the corn condition had declined last week and 2 states were unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern and southern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the western and northwestern Corn Belt. The top five rated corn states are: Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. The five lowest rated corn states are: South Dakota, Indiana, North Dakota, Ohio, and Kansas.

Soybeans - The condition of the 2017 U.S. soybean crop declined 2% last week to 64% rated good to excellent. Six states indicted that the soybean condition had improved last week while 9 states indicated that the soybean condition had declined last week and three states were unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the southern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the western and northwestern Corn Belt. The top five rated soybeans states are: Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Louisiana. The five lowest rated soybean states are: South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri.

Soil Moisture - The nation's soil moisture declined last week with 2 states indicating that the soil moisture improved last week while 16 states indicated that the soil moisture declined last week. The improved soil moisture was only found in Iowa and Missouri while the declines were found throughout the Corn Belt. The five states with the highest soil moisture are: Louisiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Indiana, and Ohio. The five states with the lowest soil moisture are: South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.