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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Crop Progress Report

Bottom line: Weather conditions are favorable to developing mature corn. 

As of the August 29, 2022 the Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports 86% of corn has entered the doughing stage, which is down by 2% from the five-year average. USDA reports all 18 evaluated states have corn entered into the denting stage. Thirteen evaluated states have mature corn, which is at 8% compared to the 9% five-year average. Additionally, the corn crop condition ranging from good to excellent is at 54%, which is a one percent decrease from last week.

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 drier 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.