According to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, 75% of the corn in the nation is in good or better condition, unchanged from last week and 4 percentage points above last year’s report.
Looking at individual states, the USDA pinpointed two states in particular with the best corn in the country – North Dakota (86%) and Wisconsin (86%).
USDA data show current corn conditions are the best since 2010. See Figure 1 for how the 2016 corn conditions compare to other years going back to 2000:
Planting has all but wrapped up with 96% of beans in the ground, compared to 89% last year and the five-year average of 93%. Emerged soybeans have made similar progress at 89%.
Nationally, 73% of soybeans are in good or excellent condition, compared to 74% last week and 65% last year.
As seen with corn, Wisconsin is leading the country with the best soybeans in the country at 85%. Iowa is a close second, reporting 80% of soybeans in good or better condition.