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USDA Crop Progress report shows Iowa corn taking off

The Crop Progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released Monday, July 18, 2022, for the week ending July 17.

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Overall, the U.S. corn crop was at 51% good condition and 13% excellent condition in the July 18 crop report.
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WASHINGTON — Iowa's corn crop took a large leap in silking in the week ending July 17.

The weekly U.S. Crop Progress report showed Iowa corn at 31% silking up from 7% the previous week. That still lags the five-year average of 50% silking for the state.

Nationally, the corn crop ticked up slightly now with 13% rated excellent, up 1% from week before in the report released Monday, July 18, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

However, South Dakota's corn crop dropped from 18% excellent to 11% excellent.

On soybeans nationally, the percentage of the crop in good condition was down 1% to 51% good; the excellent rating still was at 10%. North Dakota's soybeans did drop from 63% good to 57% good.


Winter wheat harvest is up 70% complete nationally and oats harvest has started in South Dakota.

Here are key figures for the Upper Midwest from this week's report :


Iowa: 31% silking. Condition: 1% very; 2% poor; 16% fair; 63% good; 18% excellent.

Minnesota: 18% silking. Condition: 1% very poor; 4% poor, 27% fair; 56% good; 12% excellent.

North Dakota: 18% silking. Condition: 1% poor, 24% fair; 64% good; 11% excellent.

South Dakota: 13%. Condition: 1% very poor, 8% poor, 23% fair; 57% good; 11% excellent.


Iowa: 55% blooming; 13% setting pods. Condition: 1% very poor; 3% poor; 18% fair; 61% good; 17% excellent.


Minnesota: 46% blooming; 10% setting pods. Condition: 1% very poor; 4% poor; 33% fair; 53% good; 9% excellent.

North Dakota: 40% blooming; 2% setting pods. Condition: 4% poor; 33% fair; 57% good; 6% excellent.

South Dakota: 30% blooming; 4% setting pods. Condition: 1% very poor; 4% poor; 27% fair; 61% good; 7% excellent.

Spring wheat

Minnesota: 71% headed. Condition: 29% fair; 65% good; 6% excellent.

Montana: 63% headed. Condition: 3% very poor; 13% poor; 34% fair; 47% good; 4% excellent.

North Dakota: 63% headed. Condition: 2% poor; 18% fair; 67% good; 13% excellent.

South Dakota: 91% headed. Condition: 2% very poor; 10% poor; 21% fair; 58% good; 9% excellent.


Minnesota: 67% headed. Condition: 1% poor; 45% fair; 49% good; 5% excellent.


Montana: 75% headed. Condition: 5% very poor; 24% poor; 32% fair; 37% good; 2% excellent.

North Dakota: 71% headed. Condition: 1% poor; 22% fair; 70% good; 7% excellent.


Iowa: 97% headed. Condition: 1% poor; 18% fair; 68% good; 13% excellent.

Minnesota: 81% headed. Condition: 1% very poor; 4% poor; 32% fair; 52% good; 11% excellent.

North Dakota: 69% headed. Condition: 14% fair; 76% good; 10% excellent.

South Dakota: 93% headed. Condition: 2% very poor; 16% poor; 24% fair; 53% good; 6% excellent.

Winter wheat

South Dakota: 25% harvested.

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