Despite flooding rains across the southern Plains, the majority of the nation’s corn – 74 percent – was reported in good or better condition.

According to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, just 3 percent of corn is in poor condition, compared to 2 percent last year. In areas fully saturated after a wet May, such as Kansas and Missouri, conditions are not as positive.

“Cool temperatures and widespread rainfall delayed planting progress another week,” the USDA wrote in a report here. “There were concerns that some corn may need to be replanted where flooding occurred.”

However, many states are faring much better:

State

Very Poor

Poor

 

Fair

Good

Excellent

 

 

(Percent)

Colorado

0

3

 

32

63

2

Illinois

1

2

 

18

61

18

Indiana

0

2

 

22

63

13

Iowa

0

2

 

18

65

15

Kansas

2

10

 

38

46

4

Kentucky

1

3

 

15

63

18

Michigan

0

2

 

20

60

18

Minnesota

0

2

 

28

62

8

Missouri

2

8

 

37

49

4

Nebraska

0

4

 

31

58

7

North Carolina

1

5

 

24

55

15

North Dakota

0

2

 

19

75

4

Ohio

0

0

 

13

66

21

Pennsylvania

0

1

 

12

76

11

South Dakota

0

7

 

25

63

5

Tennessee

1

4

 

17

59

19

Texas

4

4

 

21

47

24

Wisconsin

0

1

 

15

67

17

The USDA also reported 84 percent of corn emerged, ahead of the five-year average (79 percent) and last year’s pace (77 percent).

Soybeans: Planting slogs ahead
Nationally, 71 percent of soybeans have been planted, compared to the five-year average of 70 percent and last year’s pace of 75 percent. However, as seen with corn, central states are falling further behind their individual pace from last year.

Compared to their progress reported in 2014, both Kansas and Missouri are 51 percent behind.

The USDA also reported 49 percent of U.S. soybeans have now emerged.

Click here to read more from the Crop Progress.