Status of 2019 Corn and Soybean Crops

08/05/2019

The USDA Crop Progress Report released August 5th documented progress in both corn and soybeans after a slow start to planting that is expected to negatively impact yields as documented in the July WASDE Report (and to be confirmed in the mid-August WASDE) as posted under the Statistics Tab. Current crop condition for both soybeans and corn are inferior to the 2018 harvest as tabulated below. High topsoil moisture levels are evident in comparison with the corresponding week in 2018. Long-range forecasts call for dry weather in the Eastern corn belt in late August.

CHICK-NEWS and EGG-NEWS will report on the progress of the two major crops as monitored by the USDA through the end of the 2019 harvest in October.

WEEK ENDING

Crop

July 29th

August 4th

5-Year Average

Corn Silking %

Corn Dough %

58

13

78

23

93

42

       

Soybeans Blooming %

Soybeans Setting pods %

57

21

72

37

87

63

       

 

Crop Condition

V. Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Corn 2019

Corn 2018

3

3

10

7

30

19

47

50

10

21

Soybeans 2019

Soybeans 2018

3

3

10

7

33

23

45

51

9

16

 

Parameter

V. Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

Topsoil moisture: Past Week

9

28

57

6

Past Year

14

28

53

5

Subsoil moisture: Past Week

6

23

65

6

Past Year

13

29

54

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