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July 27, 2021

2021 U.S. Corn down 1% to 64% G/E, Soy down 2% to 58% G/E

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Corn - The condition of the 2021 U.S. corn crop declined 1% to 64% rated good to excellent. Four states indicated that the corn condition had improved last week (Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas) while 13 states indicated the condition had declined and 1 state was unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern areas while most of the declines were found in the western and northern areas. The top five rated corn states are: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. The five lowest rated corn states are: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and tie between Missouri and Texas.

The two Midwestern states that reported improved corn condition were Illinois and Michigan with Indiana unchanged. The corn in North Dakota is rated 21% G/E, South Dakota is 30% G/E, Minnesota is 38% G/E, and Iowa is 65% G/E.

Soybeans - The condition of the 2021 U.S. soybean crop declined 2% to 58% rated good to excellent. Five states indicated that the soybean condition had improved last week (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina) while 12 states indicated that the condition had declined, and 1 state was unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern areas while most of the declines were found in the western and northern areas. The top five rated soybean states are: Indiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana. The five lowest rated corn states are: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, and Kansas.

In the Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan reported improved soybean conditions. The soybeans in North Dakota are rated 17% G/E, South Dakota is 26% G/E, Minnesota is 36% G/E, and Iowa is 61% G/E.

Soil Moisture - The nationwide topsoil moisture declined last week with 3 states indicating that the soil moisture improved (Arkansas, North Carolina, South Dakota) and 15 states indicated that the soil moisture had declined. Most of the improvements were found in isolated areas while most of the declines were widespread. The five states with the highest soil moisture are: Louisiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Michigan, and Missouri. The five states with the lowest soil moisture are: North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

The northwestern Corn Belt continues to be area where rainfall is needed the most. The topsoil moisture in North Dakota is rated 87% short to very short, South Dakota is 82%, Minnesota is 81%, Iowa is 53%, and Nebraska is 46% rated short to very short.