Crop Weather

In this report, the edition of the crop growing season, which includes corn, cotton, rice, soybean, and spring wheat planting progress, winter wheat crop condition ratings, and weather updates.

Crop Weather Report June 29, 2020

Date : 29th Jun 2020

Corn, soybean, rice and cotton ratings increased this past week. Ratings benefited from rains in the eastern Midwest, Delta, and Southeast. Spring wheat plunged on dry weather in the northern Plains. 


Crop Weather Report June 22, 2020

Date : 22nd Jun 2020

There were consistent losses in corn and soybean conditions in the eastern Midwest last week. West of the Mississippi River, corn and soybeans performed somewhat better. The winter wheat harvest made rapid progress. Cotton and soybean plantings are nearly finished for the season. Heat and dryness in the southern Plains stressed cotton and its rating is now sharply below normal. Similarly, spring wheat ratings suffered a setback in North Dakota for the second week in a row. 


Crop Weather Report June 14, 2020

Date : 15th Jun 2020

The corn crop registered a surprising 4 point drop in its condition rating to 71% good to excellent. Wheat ratings were also lower. The cotton and soybean ratings were steady while rice added another point. Soybean and cotton plantings should be mostly finished in another week. The winter wheat harvest is just moving into Kansas and the lower Midwest. 


Crop Weather Report June 8, 2020

Date : 08th Jun 2020

Crop condition ratings increased for corn, soybeans, spring wheat, and rice. The winter wheat rating was unchanged. The cotton rating fell one point. Most areas of the country experienced warmer and drier than normal weather in the latest week.


Crop Weather Report June 1, 2020

Date : 01st Jun 2020

USDA reported the busiest week of the growing season to date with each of the major crops reporting condition ratings while plantings continue for the spring crops and harvesting just begins for winter wheat. The corn rating jumped to 74% good to excellent and initial ratings for soybeans at 70% and spring wheat at 80% were higher than expected. Cotton was low at 44% good to excellent. Missouri and N Dakota continue to struggle with planting progress for multiple crops. 


Crop Weather Report May 26, 2020

Date : 26th May 2020

In this issue, corn and soybean plantings still progressing at a fast pace. USDA reports corn condition rating for first time this season at 70% good to excellent. North Dakota's planting progress still much delayed for multiple crops. Cotton plantings ahead of normal in Texas, but parts of the Delta remain much delayed. 


Crop Weather Report May 18, 2020

Date : 18th May 2020

In this issue, corn and soybean planting progress is ahead of schedule. Cotton planting progress is right on schedule with the 10-year average. Rice planting progress is on schedule, too. This was the first week for rice condition which came in at 62% good and excellent. Spring wheat planting progress is below the 10-year average. Winter wheat condition continues to decrease. 



Date : 11th May 2020

In the latest week, corn plantings remained at a quick pace at 67% complete as of May 10. Cotton plantings rose 8% in the week to reach 32%. Soybean plantings equaled the second-quickest pace behind only 2000 at 38% complete. Spring wheat planting went a little slower than normal the past week. The winter wheat condition rating lost two points of good to excellent and at this week’s rating of 53% good to excellent is down 11 points from last year at 64% this week.


Crop Weather Report May 4, 2020

Date : 04th May 2020

In this issue, corn planting progress is over the 50% mark while soybean planting is above average. Cotton planting is pretty much on track while rice planting progress is slow. Winter wheat condition went up one point, and spring wheat planting is picking up speed. 


Crop Weather Report April 27, 2020

Date : 27th Apr 2020

In this issue, corn planting progress made a very large leap this week. Soybean planting is ahead of progress. Cotton planting progress is about average while rice planting is behind, similar to last year at this time. Spring wheat planting is also behind progress. Winter wheat condition continues to fall. 


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