USDA says 66% of US soybean crop in good or excellent condition


About 66% of the 2017-18 US soybean crop was in good or excellent condition in the week ended June 11, 7 percentage points below the same period last year, US Department of Agriculture data showed Monday. In its National Agricultural Statistics Service crop progress report, the USDA said 57% of the soybean crop was in good condition and 9% was in excellent condition.

This was the first crop progress rating of the soybean season.

Of the rest of the crop, 28% was in fair condition, 5% in poor condition and 1% in very poor condition.

USDA said 92% of the intended US corn acreage had been planted as of Sunday, up from 89% the prior week. This was 5 percentage points above the five-year average for this week and 1 percentage point above the same time last year.

Emerged soybeans in the week ending June 11 were at 77% of the total intended US soybean acreage, 4 percentage points above the five-year average, 19 percentage points above prior week and flat to the same time last year, according to the USDA.

The 18 states surveyed accounted for 95% of the 2016 soybean acreage, the report said.


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