After dropping 3 points the previous week, the condition of the US winter wheat crop increased one point this past week.
Monday’s USDA crop progress report put the 2024 US winter wheat crop at 48% good to excellent as of Sunday, up from 47% the previous week and now 1 point ahead of the initial rating of the season four weeks ago. The condition of the crop remains well above just 32% good to excellent at this time last year.
The condition of the Kansas crop was up 2 points on the week at 33% good to excellent, versus just 24% and last year.
The condition of the Soft Red crops in the Great Lakes region were mixed compared to last week. The Michigan crop was steady at 43% good to excellent, while Ohio – still the No. 1 rated crop in the nation – was down 2 points to 84% good to excellent.
Across the country, 87% if winter wheat had emerged as of Sunday, up from 81% a week earlier and 2 points ahead of the five-year average.