Between drought and flooding, 11 percent of the nation’s corn is in poor or worse condition, according to the USDA’s latest “Crop Progress” report, up from 9 percent last week. Soybean conditions, however, remain unchanged.
Corn in Kansas and Colorado continue to struggle the most in the report, with 30 percent and 25 percent of corn in poor to very poor condition, respectively.
Drought is Kansas caused corn conditions in poor or worse conditions to jump by 8 percentage points this week, the largest increase reported. Seventy-nine percent of corn in the state is in drought, and with little moisture in the forecast, it’s unlikely that relief will be felt soon.