USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (July 26): Quality Slips During July Heat

The quality of spring-sown crops largely deteriorated during the week ending July 25, according to today's U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report.

Percentages rated good/excellent declined 2 percentage points to 58% for soybeans, 66% for sorghum, and 9% for spring wheat; corn conditions also decreased in 18 selected states by 1 percentage point to 64%.

All but sorghum have a lower rating at this point in the season compared to last year's crop.

Among the five top-producing states, Nebraska's corn and soybeans appear to be faring the best (76% and 82% good/excellent respectively) while Minnesota is doing the worst (42% corn, 36% soybeans).

Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa are in-between.

Harvest of winter wheat, meanwhile, is complete in four states (AR, NC, OK, and TX) and very nearly so in three (IL, CA, and MO).

For the full USDA report for July 26 and previous weeks, click here.

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