Today is the first week for NASS to release their corn condition ratings and they pegged the US corn crop at 65% good to excellent, versus 72% for this time last year. Ohio’s corn rating came in at 49% good to excellent, significantly behind last year’s 63% g/e.
Corn planting for the nation is wrapping up at 91% planted, just behind the average of 93%. Ohio corn is 82% planted, six points behind the average.
Nationally, soybeans are 67% planted, one point behind the average. Ohio soybeans came in at 54% planted, well behind the average of 71%.
This week looks to be drier which should help the nation get the remaining soybeans in the ground. Below normal temps are on track for much of the Corn Belt for the next two weeks.
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