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September 7, 2016

U.S. Corn Condition Declines Slightly, Soybeans hold Steady

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

Corn - The condition of the 2016 U.S. corn crop declined 1% last week to 74% rated good to excellent. Three states indicated that the corn condition had improved last week, 11 states indicated that the condition had declined last week, and 4 states indicated no change. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the central and western Corn Belt. The top five rated corn states are: Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and a three-way tie of North Dakota, Colorado, and Missouri. The five lowest rated corn states are: Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Michigan, and Texas.

Soybeans - The condition of the 2016 U.S. soybean crop held steady last week at 73% rated good to excellent. Seven states indicated that the soybean condition improved last week, 7 states indicated that the soybean condition had declined last week, and 4 states indicated no change. The improvements were mostly found in the eastern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the western Corn Belt. The top five rated soybean states are: Wisconsin, Tennessee, Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois. The five lowest rated soybean states are: Louisiana, Arkansas, Ohio, South Dakota, and North Carolina.

Soil Moisture - The nationwide soil moisture declined last week with 7 states indicating that the soil moisture improved last week and 10 states indicating that the soil moisture declined. Most of the improvements were found in the western Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the central Corn Belt and the Delta. The five states with the highest soil moisture are: Louisiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. The five states with the lowest soil moisture are: South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

2016 U.S. State Rankings
CornSoybeans
Weeks in Top FiveWeeks in Bottom FiveWeeks in Top FiveWeeks in Bottom Five
Wisconsin14Ohio12Wisconsin14Arkansas14
Minnesota14S. Dakota12Iowa14Michigan12
Colorado12Michigan12Minnesota13Kansas11
Iowa12Penn.9Tennessee13S. Dakota10
Illinois8Texas9Illinois7Missouri7
N. Dakota5Kansas7Nebraska6Ohio7
Tennessee3Missouri4N. Dakota2Mississippi3
Nebraska3N. Carolina3Kentucky2N. Carolina3
Penn.2Kentucky2S. Dakota1Louisiana3
Missouri1Indiana2  Kentucky1
      Illinois1