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USDA Crop Report

Bottom Line: Corn crop numbers are trending closer to five-year average numbers.  Corn development is within the five-year average and suggests an average moisture content.  As of the August 15, 202 Crop Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 94% of corn has entered into the silking stage, which is down by 3% compared to the five-year average. USDA reports all 18 evaluated states have corn entered into the doughing stage.  Most states have entered into the next developmental stage for corn crop – denting.

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.