USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (Sept. 28): Corn, Soybean Conditions Hold Steady as Harvest Continues

As soybean and corn harvest continued, crop conditions stabilized for the week ending Sept. 27, but that also meant the outlook for Iowa's harvest did not improve, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report.

Sixty-one percent of the corn in 18 selected states was in good/excellent condition, the same as it was the week before.

Soybeans in 18 selected states, meanwhile, actually improved from 63% good/excellent to 64% last week.

Breakdowns for top-producing states were as follows: Minnesota 78% good/excellent corn, 77% soybeans; Illinois 73% corn, 72% soybeans; and Iowa 42% corn, 47% soybeans.

Extreme drought and an Aug. 10 derecho are blamed for hurting Iowa's crops.

As for winter wheat, 35% has been planted in 18 selected states.

To see the full USDA report, click here.

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