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USDA Weekly Crop Progress     08/08 15:46

   USDA Crop Progress Report: Corn Good-to-Excellent Rating Falls 3 Percentage 
Points Week Ended Aug. 7 

   U.S. corn was rated 58% in good-to-excellent condition, and soybeans were 
rated 59% good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, Aug. 7.

Anthony Greder
DTN Managing Editor

   This article was originally posted at 3:04 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 8. It 
was last updated at 3:45 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 8.

   **

   OMAHA (DTN) -- Hot, dry conditions in parts of the country eroded the 
national corn and soybean condition ratings last week, USDA NASS reported in 
its weekly Crop Progress on Monday.

   CORN

   -- Crop development: 90% of corn was silking as of Sunday, Aug. 7, according 
to NASS, 3 percentage points behind the five-year average of 93%. Corn in the 
dough stage was estimated at 45%, 4 percentage points behind the five-year 
average of 49%. Corn dented was estimated at 6 percent, 3 percentage points 
behind the average of 9%.  

   -- Crop condition: 58% of corn was rated in good-to-excellent condition, 
down 3 percentage points from 61% the previous week and 6 percentage points 
below last year's rating of 64%. "The current good-to-excellent rating is the 
seventh-lowest rating since 2000," said DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman. "This 
week's lower ratings were largely from Kansas to the Dakotas, where 
temperatures have been hotter."

   SOYBEANS

   -- Crop development: 89% of soybeans were blooming, near the five-year 
average of 88%. Sixty-one percent of soybeans were setting pods, 5 percentage 
points behind the five-year average of 66%.

   -- Crop condition: 59% of soybeans were rated in good-to-excellent 
condition, down 1 percentage point from 60% the previous week and 1 percentage 
point below last year's rating of 60%. "The current rating is the eighth-lowest 
rating since 2000," Hultman said. "Michigan showed the largest drop in this 
week's ratings, followed by Kansas and South Dakota."  

   WINTER WHEAT

   -- Harvest progress: 86% of the crop was harvested as of Sunday, 5 
percentage points behind the five-year average of 91%. "Northwestern states are 
lagging, with Idaho at 20% done, Washington at 27%, and Montana at 51%, and all 
behind the five-year average," noted DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini.

   SPRING WHEAT

   -- Harvest progress: 9% of the crop was harvested as of Sunday, well behind 
35% last year and 10 percentage points behind the five-year average of 19%.    

   -- Crop condition: 64% of the crop was rated in good-to-excellent condition, 
down 6 percentage points from 70% the previous week but far above last year's 
rating of 11%. "Minnesota posted an 8-percentage-point loss to 74% good to 
excellent, and North Dakota is also rated at 74% good to excellent," Mantini 
said. "Montana continues to be poorly rated, at just 37% good to excellent."

   THE WEEK AHEAD IN WEATHER

   "A cold front is pressing southeast through the country this week," said DTN 
Ag Meteorologist John Baranick. "It is bringing some scattered showers but a 
break in the heat that has been plaguing southern areas of the country all 
summer long. The break in the heat won't last long, as a ridge of high pressure 
in the West leaks higher temperatures into the Plains throughout the week.

   "However, another cold front will reinforce cooler temperatures east of the 
Mississippi River later this week. It won't have many showers but will keep 
temperatures cooler going into the weekend.

   "Where the two meet in the Northern Plains, we should see some additional 
showers from the Dakotas into Minnesota Thursday and Friday and could be heavy 
if multiple rounds pass over the same areas. There is potential for more 
showers this weekend in the Plains, but confidence is not high on coverage or 
amounts.

   "Outside of this possibility, though, there is a stark contrast from west to 
east this week. The Plains will be rather hot and dry, while the east will be 
relative mild or cool with better rainfall."

   To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics 
Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/. Look for 
the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you 
wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & 
Condition" report.

   **

   Editor's Note: How are your crops looking? Are they better, worse or right 
on track with USDA NASS' observations this week? Send us your comments, and 
we'll include them in next week's Crop Progress report story. You can email 
comments to Anthony.greder@dtn.com or direct message him on Twitter 
@AGrederDTN. Please include your first and last name and the location where you 
farm.

National Crop Progress Summary
                                          This     Last     Last     5-Year
                                          Week     Week     Year     Avg.
Corn Silking                              90       80       94       93
Corn Dough                                45       26       53       49
Corn Dented                               6        NA       7        9
Soybeans Blooming                         89       79       90       88
Soybeans Setting Pods                     61       44       70       66
Cotton Squaring                           95       89       87       93
Cotton Setting Bolls                      69       58       61       64
Cotton Bolls Opening                      9        NA       5        9
Winter Wheat Harvested                    86       82       94       91
Spring Wheat Harvested                    9        NA       35       19
Sorghum Headed                            55       43       67       64
Sorghum Coloring                          25       21       25       27
Oats Harvested                            46       33       62       54
Barley Harvested                          13       6        32       21
Rice Headed                               69       54       72       76
Rice Harvested                            5        NA       6        7

   **

National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
                  This Week            Last Week            Last Year
                  VP  P   F   G   E    VP  P   F   G   E    VP  P   F   G   E
Corn              6   10  26  46  12   5   9   25  48  13   3   8   25  49  15
Soybeans          3   8   30  49  10   3   8   29  49  11   3   10  27  48  12
Spring Wheat      1   7   28  55  9    1   6   23  60  10   29  32  28  10  1
Sorghum           14  21  36  27  2    13  19  40  26  2    2   7   28  54  9
Cotton            17  17  35  28  3    15  13  34  32  6    1   6   28  48  17
Rice              -   3   23  57  17   1   3   23  54  19   1   2   22  59  16
Oat               13  12  22  46  7    12  11  22  47  8    11  21  32  30  6
Barley            3   11  31  48  7    3   11  31  46  9    20  26  30  20  4

   Anthony Greder can be reached at anthony.greder@dtn.com

   Follow him on Twitter @AGrederDTN




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