Another week... another plunge in spring wheat crop ratings

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When USDA's weekly condition ratings are plugged into the weighted Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index (CCI; 0 to 500-point scale, with 500 representing perfect), the corn crop improved 1.7 points to 368.5 points. The soybean crop firmed 0.4 point to 352.3 points. The CCI ratings are 4.0 points below the five-year average for corn and 7.3 points below for soybeans for the third week in July.

The spring wheat CCI plunged another 20.9 points over the past week, paced by a 11.5-point dive in North Dakota. The Montana and Minnesota crops dropped 4.7 points and 3.6 points, respectively. The spring wheat CCI rating is now 38.1% below the five-year average for this date.

 

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index for Corn

 

This Week

Last week

Year-ago

Colorado (1.17%*)

4.13

4.16

3.69

Illinois (14.81%)

54.98

54.09

54.50

Indiana (6.37%)

24.86

24.73

22.50

Iowa (18.03%)

64.96

64.26

70.32

Kansas (4.99%)

19.77

19.71

17.33

Kentucky (1.58%)

6.68

6.68

6.34

Michigan (1.95%)

7.74

7.66

6.73

Minnesota (9.62%)

31.26

31.26

39.14

Missouri (3.48%)

12.73

12.66

13.28

Nebraska (12.32%)

50.63

50.38

45.84

North Carolina (0.74%)

2.77

2.85

2.51

North Dakota (3.17%)

7.61

7.90

11.99

Ohio (3.74%)

14.83

14.99

12.28

Pennsylvania (1.02%)

4.19

4.06

3.65

South Dakota (4.88%)

14.99

14.79

19.62

Tennessee (0.93%)

4.00

3.94

3.58

Texas (1.85%)

6.07

6.49

6.44

Wisconsin (3.53%)

14.22

14.18

14.65

Corn total

368.54

366.80

376.23

 

* denotes percentage of total national corn crop production.

                                                            

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index for Soybeans

 

This Week

Last week

Year-ago

Arkansas (3.78%*)

13.14

13.24

14.321

Illinois (14.61%)

53.60

53.16

54.93

Indiana (7.56%)

29.03

29.03

26.82

Iowa (13.06%)

46.83

46.96

50.66

Kansas (4.68%)

17.28

17.14

16.64

Kentucky (2.25%)

9.04

8.86

8.73

Louisiana (1.37%)

5.09

4.95

5.53

Michigan (2.24%)

8.67

8.62

7.96

Minnesota (8.53%)

27.77

28.02

33.85

Mississippi (2.24%)

9.20

8.92

7.89

Missouri (6.29%)

22.54

22.54

23.35

Nebraska (7.53%)

29.84

29.47

28.53

North Carolina (1.39%)

4.86

5.01

4.61

North Dakota (5.30%)

13.28

13.58

19.71

Ohio (5.99%)

23.19

23.94

20.18

South Dakota (5.15%)

15.53

15.12

20.39

Tennessee (1.80%)

1.00

1.00

1.00

Wisconsin (2.31%)

9.04

9.04

9.60

Soybean total

352.28

351.93

369.28


* denotes percentage of total national soybean production.

 

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index for HRS Wheat

 

This Week

Last week

Year-ago

Idaho (7.15%*)

19.86

20.22

28.45

Minnesota (15.18%)

35.77

39.36

57.07

Montana (15.24%)

37.96

42.68

60.67

North Dakota (51.78%)

109.03

120.54

186.40

South Dakota (5.39%)

11.65

11.54

19.25

Washington (4.49%)

7.99

8.70

18.59

HRS total

223.03

243.88

373.30

 

* denotes percentage of total national HRS crop production.

 

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