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September 6, 2017

U.S. Corn Condition declines Slightly, Soybeans hold Steady

Corn - The condition of the 2017 U.S. corn crop declined 1% last week to 61% rated good to excellent. Eight states indicated that the corn condition had improved last week and 9 states indicated that the corn condition had declined last week with 1 state unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the central and western Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the northwestern and eastern Corn Belt. The top five rated corn states are: Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Texas. The five lowest rated corn states are: South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana, Kansas, and Illinois.

Soybeans - The condition of the 2017 U.S. soybean crop held steady last week at 61% rated good to excellent. Eight states indicated that the soybean condition had improved last week while 8 states indicated that the soybean condition had declined last week with 2 states unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the central Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the southern and eastern Corn Belt. The top five rated soybean states are: Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Minnesota. The five lowest rated soybean states are: North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, Michigan, and a tie between Kansas and Ohio.

Soil Moisture - The nation's soil moisture declined slightly last week with 8 states indicating improved soil moisture while 10 states indicating lower soil moisture. Most of the improvements were found in the southern and eastern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the central and western Corn Belt. The five states with the highest soil moisture are: Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Wisconsin. The five states with the lowest soil moisture are: North Dakota, Michigan, Illinois, South Dakota, and Iowa.