Weather plays a big role in the latest USDA crop report

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Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 14 percent excellent. (WJBC file photo)

By USDA

SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.9 days suitable for field work during the week ending June 19, 2022. Statewide, the average temperature was 78.8 degrees, 5.9 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.50 inches, 0.51 inches below normal.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 29 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 19 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.

Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 14 percent excellent. Soybeans planted reached 98 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 93 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 93 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 85 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 57 percent good, 9 percent excellent.

Winter wheat harvested for grain was 18 percent, compared to the 5- year average of 29 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

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