July 30, 2021: July

The July 26, USDA Crop Progress report shows that the corn crop across the country is progressing on par with last year and, in general, on par with the five-year average: 79% of the U.S. corn  crop is silking, which is the same as last year but slightly above the five-year average of 73%. Pennsylvania, because of a cooler climate than several of the other top corn producing states, has only  36% of its corn silked out. This is 11 percentage points less than last year and 20 percentage point less than the five-year average of 56%. Despite some extreme weather across the country, corn  condition right now looks fairly good. Read More