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Crop Report Stable, Shows Corn Far Surpasses 2013 Quality

10 Sep 2023

imageThe corn crop condition improved again by slight margins according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Report released Tuesday. With 74 percent of the crop rated good or excellent (as of August 31), corn maturation remains only slightly behind-pace overall while quality continues to far surpass that seen in 2013, when only 53 percent remained in good-to-excellent condition at this time.

"As harvest draws closer, the crop quality reports remain impressively strong," said NCGA President Barbre. "Yet, corn farmers continue to see a decline in the price that will be paid for their potentially record crop. For some, current market conditions could result in prices possibly below that of production. We have done the work in the fields; we must now do work to build markets. We must speak up and make sure that the government does not take any action on our behalf to further jeopardize our markets or increase our cost of production."

Crop quality reports increased only slightly, with corn rated excellent adding one point and corn rated fair dropping one over the past week.

The crop progress report also tracks the stages of corn crop growth, with 90 percent in the dough stage and 53 percent dented, compared to a five-year average of 89 and 59 percent, respectively.

To see the full USDA report and a state-by-state breakdown click here.

By National Corn Growers Association


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