As of June 23, U.S. corn rose to 89 percent emerged, a 10-point jump from the week prior, but on pace for the slowest year on record. Ohio and Michigan are both more than 30 points behind their five-year emerged averages while Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois are all more than 15 points behind their five-year emerged averages.
Of the emerged corn, most was in fair to good condition, showing a crop index of 349. Only 56 percent was in good to excellent condition, down 21 points YOY and 3 points from the week prior.
Looking at soybeans, the crop is only 71 percent emerged, up 16 points from the week prior but 20 points below the five-year average of 91 percent. Also, 54 percent of the crop was reported in good to excellent shape compared to 73 percent last year. Lastly, soybeans rose to 85 percent planted, up 8 points week over week.