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Status of 2019 Corn and Soybean Crops

05/18/2020

The USDA Crop Progress Report released on May 18th documented corn and soybean planting proceeding ahead of the 5-year average. Topsoil and subsoil moisture levels were lower than the corresponding weeks in 2019 with surface moisture drier than in 2019, expediting planting. CHICK-NEWS and EGG-NEWS will report on the progress of the two major crops as monitored by the USDA through the end of the 2020 harvest in October.

Reference is made to the May 12th WASDE Report #600 accessible under the STATISTICS tab for projected 2020 acreage and yields.
 

 

WEEK ENDING

Crop

May 10th

May 17th

5-Year Average

Corn Planted (%)

Corn Emerged (%)

 

 

67

24

 

80

43

 

71

40

Soybeans planted (%)

Soybeans Emerged (%)

 

38

7

53

18

38

12

Crop Condition

To be recorded May 25th.

V. Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Corn 2020

Corn 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soybeans 2019

Soybeans 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parameter

V. Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

Topsoil moisture: Past Week

4

14

64

18

Past Year

1

7

61

31

Subsoil moisture: Past Week

4

12

69

15

Past Year

1

6

64

29


 
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