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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Crop Progress Report 

Bottom line: Corn developmental stages remain behind the five-year average. 

The developmental stages for the corn crop are behind the normal schedule. The information regarding development stages are indicators of what we may experience with crop moisture content and early, normal, or late harvest schedule.

The silking stage is the first development stage to start corn maturity. Some states have corn entering into the doughing stage, which is at 2% this week and 1% behind the five-year average. Additionally, the corn crop condition ranging from fair to excellent is at 90%.

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.