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USDA Crop Progress Report - May 20, 2011

21 June 2011
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Focus of this week's USDA Crop Progress Report shifts to corn emergence at 97 per cent, just 2 per cent under the 5-year average of 99 percent, writes Sarah Mikesell, senior editor of

Those states lagging last week saw big boosts this past week with Ohio jumping from 57 per cent emerged last week to 92 per cent emerged this week. Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin saw similar moves. Pennsylvania is the only state not in the 90 to 100 percent range, coming in at 76 per cent.

Corn condition didn't see any major shifts from last week:
  • Excellent - 14 per cent
  • Good - 56 per cent
  • Fair 23 per cent
  • Poor - 5 per cent
  • Very poor - 2 per cent


Soybean planting progress was up to 94 per cent planted, now 1 percentage point above the 5-year average of 93 per cent. Soybean emergence saw a significant jump from 64 per cent last week to 82 per cent this week. It's now just 4 percentage points under the 5-year average.

Soybean crop condition saw no significant moves this week:

  • Excellent - 11 per cent
  • Good - 57 per cent
  • Fair 26 per cent
  • Poor - 4 per cent
  • Very poor - 2 per cent


Spring wheat planting saw only a 3 per cent increase and is currently at 91 per cent planted. Spring wheat emergence bumped up 10 per cent to 83 per cent emerged. And the spring wheat condition saw little movement from last week.

  • Excellent - 12 per cent
  • Good - 60 per cent
  • Fair 26 per cent
  • Poor - 2 per cent
  • Very poor - 0 per cent

Further Reading

- You can view the complete UDSA Crop Progress report by clicking here.

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