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OMAHA — U.S. corn and soybean conditions held mostly steady last week as both crops continued to mature ahead of their normal pace, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop Progress report released Tuesday. The report is normally released on Mondays but was delayed this week due to the Labor Day holiday.

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Nationwide, corn condition dropped just 1 percentage point from 68% good to excellent the previous week to 67% last week, close to what the crop’s good-to-excellent rating was at the same time in 2015, according to NASS. Soybean condition was unchanged at 66% good to excellent.

NASS estimated that 96% of corn was in the dough stage as of Sunday, Sept. 2, 5 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 91%. Seventy-five percent of corn was dented, 15 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 60%. Corn mature nationwide was estimated at 22%, 11 percentage points ahead of the average pace of 11%. North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky look closest to being harvest-ready, noted DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.

Meanwhile, 16% of soybeans nationwide were dropping leaves, 7 percentage points ahead of the average of 9%. Louisiana had the highest percentage of soybeans dropping leaves, Hultman noted.

Spring wheat harvest was 87% complete as of Sunday, equal to last year but ahead of the five-year average of 75%. Harvest was nearly finished in both South Dakota and Minnesota.

Sorghum was 96% headed as of Sunday, near the five-year average of 95%. Sorghum coloring was 69%, ahead of the five-year average of 62%. Sorghum mature was estimated at 30%, near 31% at the same time last year but behind the five-year average of 33%. Twenty-two percent of the sorghum crop was harvested as of Sunday, near the average pace of 23%.

Barley was 84% harvested as of Sunday, behind 91% last year but near the average of 83%. Oats were 94% harvested as of Sunday, ahead of 90% last year and also ahead of the five-year average of 91%.

Thirty-one percent of rice was harvested as of Sunday, ahead of last year’s 28% and also ahead of the five-year average of 26%. Cotton was 96% setting bolls, equal to both last year and the average pace. Twenty-nine percent of cotton had bolls opening, ahead of the average of 26%.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Dough 96 92 91 91
Corn Dented 75 61 58 60
Corn Mature 22 10 11 11
Soybeans Dropping Leaves 16 7 10 9
Cotton Setting Bolls 96 91 96 96
Cotton Bolls Opening 29 21 24 26
Sorghum Headed 96 93 95 95
Sorghum Coloring 69 55 60 62
Sorghum Mature 30 27 31 33
Sorghum Harvested 22 20 23 23
Spring Wheat Harvested 87 77 87 75
Rice Harvested 31 20 28 26
Barley Harvested 84 80 91 83
Oats Harvested 94 89 90 91

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 4 8 21 46 21 4 8 20 47 21 4 9 26 48 13
Soybeans 3 8 23 49 17 3 8 23 49 17 3 8 28 50 11
Sorghum 5 12 31 43 9 5 12 30 44 9 2 6 29 53 10
Cotton 15 18 26 31 10 13 18 25 33 11 6 5 24 46 19
Rice 3 22 59 16 4 21 60 15 6 23 55 16