USDA: U.S. soybean good-to-good rate down 1 percentage point
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly national crop progress report showed that the U.S. soybean good-to-excellent rate was 1 percentage point lower than a week earlier.
In the 18 states that account for 96% of the country’s soybean planting area, as of August 7 (Sunday), the US soybean bloom rate was 89%, 79% last week, 90% last year, and the five-year average was 88%.
The soybean pod setting rate was 61%, 44% last week, 70% in the same period last year, and the five-year average was 66%.
The soybean good-to-excellent rate was 59%, 60% last week, and 60% in the same period last year. The ratio of soybean ratings this week is 10% excellent, 49% good, 30% fair, 8% poor, and 3% bad; last week, 11% was excellent, 49% good, 29% fair, 8% poor, and 3% bad; last year In the same period, it was excellent by 12%, good by 48%, average by 27%, poor by 10%, and poor by 3%.