As of Sunday, only one tenth of the US corn crop had reached maturity, according to the USDA.
“The number for this year is 11%. That is less than half of the average pace of 24%. It’s one third of what we saw this time a year ago with 33% fully mature.”
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says corn conditions also took a tumble from the week before.
“Now 55% good to excellent, down three points and 14% very poor to poor that is up one point.”
of the US corn crop was harvested at this time in 2017 and 2018.