Minimal changes occurred in this week's latest USDA Crop Progress Report. 

Corn 

Corn in good to excellent condition across the board was 70 percent, which was the same figure as last week. It is down 3 percent from last year's number of 73 percent.

Some areas are exceeding the good to excellent average condition such as Minnesota (87 percent), Tennessee (84 percent), Iowa (83 percent) and Kentucky (82 percent).

States with repeated condition problems didn't progress very much. Corn in very poor to poor condition is at 9 percent, same as last week.

Indiana is still the same as last week with 25 percent in very poor to poor condition.

"The height and color tone of corn plants varied from field to field due to nitrogen deficiency and damage from June rains," according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region.

Though, some parts of Indiana are experiencing a need of water.

"After an abundance of rain earlier in the summer, some Indiana farmers are now finding fields a bit dry, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Warmer temperatures late in the week dried out soils and caused moisture stress on some crops in sandy soils. Some farmers even reported turning on irrigation systems."

Other areas with high amounts of corn in very poor to poor condition are North Carolina (24 percent), Ohio (20 percent) and Missouri (17 percent).

Corn silking is at 90 percent, which is a 12 percent increase over last week. It is also one percent more than the 2010-2014 average of 89 percent.

Soybeans

Soybeans in good to excellent condition were at 63 percent, a one percent increase from last week. 

States with the highest good to excellent conditions were Minnesota (81 percent), North Dakota (81 percent), Wisconsin (81 percent) and Tennessee (80 percent).

The amount of soybeans in very poor to poor condition was 11 percent, same as last week.

Indiana had a slight improvement from last week, dropping 2 percent to 25 percent.

"Soybean conditions have generally improved with decreased rainfall, however, farmers have expressed disappointment in the lack of pods present, and some growers have found plants without much of a root structure. Some soybean fields were sprayed for late weed control," according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region.

Other states struggling with very poor to poor conditions are Missouri (23 percent), Ohio (23 percent) and Illinois (19 percent).

Soybeans in the blooming stage were at 81 percent, up 10 percent from last week. It is down 2 percent from the 2010-2014 average.

Read the full Crop Progress report