Indiana Crops: 67 Percent of Corn, 66 Percent Soybeans Rated Good-to-Excellent

A barn and corn field north of Michigantown along State Road 29 in Clinton County. Photo: C.J. Miller / Hoosier Ag Today.

Indiana’s corn crops are rated at 67 percent good-to-excellent, while the state’s soybeans are rated at 66 percent according to the USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress Report.

This week’s percentages reflect two-point increases for both Indiana’s corn and soybeans.

Across the U.S., 68 percent of both the nation’s corn and soybean crops are rated in good-to-excellent condition.

“Timely rains improved soil moisture levels and bolstered crop conditions,” according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Indiana Field Office.

“The average temperature for the week was 72.0 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.8 degrees below normal for the State. The statewide average precipitation was 0.98 inches, 0.04 inches above normal. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 7,” says Warenski.

Twenty percent of Indiana’s corn is silking. Meanwhile, 30 percent of the state’s soybean crop is blooming and nine percent is setting pods.

Winter wheat is 96 percent mature with 84 percent already harvested.

Source: USDA