Corn, Soybean Crop Conditions Unchanged, USDA Says; Cotton Gains

images (6) The condition of the U.S. corn and soybean crops was unchanged last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

About 60 percent of the corn in the top 18 producing states was in good or excellent condition as of yesterday, the USDA said today in a report. A year earlier, 69 percent got the top rating. An estimated 61 percent of the soybean crop was in good or excellent condition, down from 66 percent a year earlier, the USDA said.

The cotton crop improved, with 31 percent in good or excellent condition, up from 30 percent a week earlier, the USDA said.

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