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USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Mon Aug 4, 2014 03:54 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The condition of the nation's corn crop slipped slightly to 73% good to excellent this past week from 75% the previous week, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report. However, the development of the crop remains ahead of the average pace.

As of Aug. 3, 90% of the nation's corn had silked, compared to 78% last week and a five-year average of 88%. Thirty-six percent had reached the dough stage, compared to 17% last year and a 29% five-year average.

"USDA's good-to-excellent rating of ...

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