Crop Progress & Condition

Producers averaged 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork
for the week ending July 2, 2023, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Producers were still concerned about the lack of rain
for crops, and the effects of Canadian wildfire smoke
on livestock.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 10 percent very
short, 36 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and
3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 9 percent very short, 41 percent short,
46 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.
Corn silking reached 3 percent, 8 days ahead of last
year and 3 days ahead of the 5-year average. Corn
condition was 61 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans were 29 percent blooming, 10 days ahead of
last year and 5 days ahead of the 5-year average.
Soybeans began blooming at 1 percent. Soybean
condition was 64 percent good to excellent.
Barley was 92 percent jointed with 66 percent of the
crop headed and 10 percent coloring. Barley condition
was 65 percent good to excellent.
Oats were 92 percent jointed, 70 percent headed, and
22 percent coloring. Oat condition was 48 percent
good to excellent.
Spring wheat was 95 percent jointed, 67 percent
headed, and began coloring at 1 percent. Spring wheat
condition was 63 percent good to excellent.
Dry edible beans reached 98 percent emerged with
29 percent of the crop blooming and 2 percent setting
pods. Dry edible beans condition was 64 percent good
to excellent. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was at
25 percent.
All hay condition was rated 40 percent good to
excellent, and pasture condition was rated
47 percent good to excellent. Condition of the potato
crop was 82 percent good to excellent. Sugarbeet
condition was 91 percent good to excellent. Sunflower
condition was 69 percent good to excellent.