BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The USDA’s national corn condition rating fell over the past week. That was largely due to warm, dry weather in portions of the central and eastern Midwest.

As of Sunday, 64% of the U.S. corn crop is in good to excellent shape, 5% lower than the previous week, with 96% of the crop planted, compared to the five-year average of 91%, and 85% emerged, compared to 77% on average.

61% of soybeans are in good to excellent condition in the first rating of the season, with 31% rated fair. 91% of soybeans are planted, compared to the usual pace of 76%, and 74% have emerged, compared to 56% on average.

36% of winter wheat is called good to excellent, up 2%, with 82% headed, compared to 81% normally in early June, and 4% harvested, matching the five-year average.

64% of spring wheat is rated good to excellent, with 93% planted, in-line with the typical rate, and 76% emerged, compared to 74% on average.

71% of cotton is planted and 6% is squaring, both behind average, and 51% of the crop is reported as good to excellent, 3% more than last week.

88% of rice is planted, compared to 87% on average, with 70% of the crop seen as good to excellent, 2% less than a week ago.

49% of sorghum is planted, compared to the five-year average of 53%.

45% of U.S. pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent shape, a week-to-week improvement of 2%.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports run weekly through the end of November.