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September 4, 2019

2019 U.S. Corn Condition improves 1% G/E, Soybeans Unchanged

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Corn - The condition of the 2019 U.S. corn crop improved 1% last week to 58% rated good to excellent. Twelve states indicated that the corn condition improved last week while 4 states indicated that the corn condition declined last week and 2 were unchanged. Most of the improvements were fund in the eastern, western, and northern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the central Corn Belt. The top five rated corn states are: Tennessee, Colorado, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota. The five lowest rated corn states are: North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and Michigan

Soybeans - The condition of the 2019 U.S. soybean crop was unchanged last week at 55% rated good to excellent. Eleven states indicated that the soybean condition improved last week while 6 states indicated that the soybean condition declined last week and 1 state was unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the western, northern, and southern areas while most of the declines were found in the central and eastern Corn Belt. The top five rated soybean states are: Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Kentucky. The five lowest rated corn states are: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri.

Soil Moisture - The nationwide soil moisture turned slightly dryer last week with 8 states indicating improved soil moisture and 10 states indicating dryer soil moisture. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern Corn Belt while most of the declines were found in the western and southern locations. The top five states with the best soil moisture are: Kansas, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The five states with the lowest soil moisture are: Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas, Illinois, and Michigan