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US corn, soybeans rise after rains; wheat weakens

US corn, soybeans rise after rains; wheat weakens US corn, soybeans rise after rains; wheat weakens
Laurie Berry | 24 May, 2017, 17:02

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 23 percent of the crop had colored, ahead of 14 percent at this time a year ago. IL is 67 percent emerged, Iowa and Minnesota at 59 percent, Nebraska 52 percent, Kansas 48 percent, South Dakota 47 percent, North Dakota 38 percent and Wisconsin 21 percent. Oat condition is rated 80% good to excellent.

Soybeans planted was 52 percent, near 50 past year, but behind 61 average.

The USDA estimated that US soybean plantings were 53 percent complete, above the five-year average of 52 percent.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. Research shows that 50 percent corn emergence will occur in 20 days at an average soil temperature of 50 degrees F, which is reduced to only 10 days at an average temperature of 60 degrees F. Some corn and soybeans planted in May this year emerged in 5 to 7 days. Hay conditions decreased slightly to 82% good to excellent.

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Harry Hillaker is state climatologist with Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship. Of the 18 states reporting, 33 percent is fair and 15 percent is poor or very poor. Temperatures again climbed into the 89s statewide May 16 with thunderstorms erupting over about the northwest one-half of Iowa that evening and night. Wednesday (17th) was the most active weather day of the week with thunderstorms statewide.

But cool temperatures and continuing rain are affecting the corn plants. Sunday (21st) was mostly dry with highs in the upper forties northeast to mid-sixties southwest.

Weekly rain totals varied from 0.76 inches near New London to 5.78 inches near Mondamin.

Corn futures hit their highest level in three weeks. At the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach center at Waseca, Minnesota, only.25 inches of precipitation was recorded during that time frame. The week's lowest temperatures were 36 degree readings at Sibley, Sioux Center and Sheldon on the morning of May 21.

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