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2022 Crop Updates – Summary

The 2022 planting season was delayed because of wetter conditions in most areas, which pushed the planting date back by two to three weeks.

With warmer temperatures and less rain, corn has been able to recover and is displaying a more normal moisture content. However, the comings weeks could impact the moisture content.

According to the USDA Crop Progress Report, 37% of corn has entered into the silking stage, which is down by 11% compared to the five-year average.

Corn in most states is in the second stage of development, which is approximately one week behind schedule.

With the current weather patterns, late planting, and other environmental factors, planted corn acreage is down by 4% from last year.

Less acres were planted and that equals less bushels to dry. USDA has estimated 177 bushels per acre this year.

USDA is set to release additional crop estimates for harvest in early August. 


World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

 June 30 Acreage Report