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USDA Crop Report

Bottom line: Dry conditions are balancing crop moisture. 

Due to recent hot and dry weather conditions, the corn crop is trending to have an average to somewhat drier moisture content. As of the August 1, 2022 the Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  USDA reports all 18 evaluated states have corn entered into the doughing stage.  Additionally, the corn crop condition ranging from good to excellent is at 61%, which is consistent 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.