Weather conditions this past week did no favors for spring crops, with the exception of spring wheat.
Corn and soybeans in 18 selected states, for example, declined in quality by 2 percentage points at 70% rated good/excellent and 68% good/excellent, respectively, but were still doing considerably better than last year's crops (65% good/excellent corn and 60% good/excellent soybeans.
According to today's Crop Progress Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), sorghum followed a similar pattern in six selected states, going from 47% good/excellent to 46% good/excellent week to week but this crop is only half as good as the one in 2021, which was rated 73% good/excellent.
Spring wheat's rating in six selected states, by contrast, rose 5 percentage points over the previous week to 59% good/excellent.
This compares to 27% good/excellent for spring wheat one year ago.
As for winter wheat, about one-quarter of the crop has been harvested in 18 selected states with its rating remaining right at 30% good/excellent.
For the full USDA report for June 21 and previous weeks, click here.