USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (July 19): Corn, Soybeans Maintain Quality, Spring Wheat Another Story

While spring wheat languishes in the fields, U.S. corn and soybeans are holding their own.

According to today's U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report, 65% of corn and 60% of soybeans in 18 selected states were rated good/excellent for the week ending July 18.

This actually represents a slight improvement in soybean condition, which was 59% good/excellent the week before.

Spring wheat, meanwhile, tumbled to 11% good/excellent from 16% the previous week.

This compares to 68% good/excellent for last year's spring wheat crop at this point in the season.

As for the top corn- and soybean-producing states, Indiana had the best corn, with 73% good/excellent and Nebraska the best soybeans with 82% good/excellent.

Illinois was strictly average, with 65% corn and 60% soybeans, while Minnesota struggled with 42% corn and 43% soybeans.

For the full USDA report for July 19 and previous weeks, click here.

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