Spring crop quality continued to decline this past week, but with the exception of sorghum, remains better than last year.
According to today's Crop Progress Report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 67% of corn and 65% of soybeans in 18 selected states were rated good or excellent, compared to 70% and 68%, respectively the previous week.
In 2021, the ratings were 64% good/excellent for corn and 60% for soybeans.
Spring wheat condition in six selected states also declined slightly while remaining at 59% good/excellent overall.
Sorghum quality in six selected states remained only about half as good as one year ago - 43% good/excellent versus 70%.
For the full USDA report for June 27 and previous weeks, click here.