USDA says US corn crop is slightly damaged

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WASHINGTON, 22 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 70% of the country’s corn crop was in good or excellent condition as of last Sunday, 19, a slight drop of 2 percentage points from the previous week. The stock stood at 65% on the same date last year. The USDA also reported in its weekly crop monitoring report that 95% of the crop was harvested, up from 99% at the same time last year and 95% at the five-year average.

The USDA said 68% of soybean crops were in good or excellent condition, down 2 percent from a week ago. A year ago this share was 60%. Planting was 94% complete, compared to 97% a year earlier and 93% in the five-year average.

According to the USDA, 83% of the crop was harvested, compared to 90% a year earlier and an average of 84%.

The USDA said 30% of the country’s winter wheat crop was in good or excellent condition as of Sunday, down 1 percent from a week earlier. The share stood at 49% on the same date of 2021. The USDA also said that 91% of the crop was plowed, compared to 95% a year ago and an average of the previous five years. According to the report, growers had harvested 25% of the crop by 15% last year and 22% more than the five-year average.

For spring wheat, the USDA reported that 59% of the crop was in good or excellent condition, compared to 54% a week earlier and 27% a year earlier. Till last Sunday planting was 98% complete, compared to 100% at the same time last year and sowing took place in five years on average. In addition, 89% of the crop was harvested, up from 98% a year ago and an average of 97%.

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The report also showed that 40% of the cotton crop was in good or excellent condition, down 6 percent from the previous week. A year ago this share was 52%. Cotton growers had sown 96% of the total required area till last Sunday, compared to 95% on the corresponding date last year and the average of the last five years. The USDA said 22% of the crop was in bloom, up from 20% a year earlier and an average of 23%. In addition, 6% of the crop was making apples, up from 4% a year earlier and on average.

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