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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Crop Progress Report 

Bottom line: Corn planting is complete and plant maturity is being tracked. 

The July 5, 2022 Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  states that 7% of corn has entered the silking stage.  The silking stage is the first development stage. Additionally, the corn crop condition ranging from fair to excellent is at 91%, which is consistent with last year.

According to the U.S. National Grain Drying Profile, created by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the current trend is displaying a normal to wetter crop this year. NPGA continues to track environmental factors impacting corn crop to navigate informed discussions pertaining to supply and harvest. NPGA and PERC encourage propane marketers to continue communicating with agricultural customers often for the upcoming crop drying season.

For the USDA’s entire crop progress report, click here. Please send any questions or comments to Twana Aiken, NPGA Manager of Industry Affairs.

The information and commentary are intended to provide general information and do not constitute advice, recommendations, or speculation on propane demand or supply by NPGA staff or PERC staff.