Virginia ranks #1 for corn condition in Eastern U.S.

August 10 - Corn growers in the Eastern U.S. have seen a wide variety of crop conditions this summer. Various reports from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service indicate that while drought rages in Texas, Oklahoma and other states west of the Mississippi River, field conditions have been more suitable along the Eastern Seaboard.

"The 2022 corn crop in Virginia is looking especially good this year" observed Jeff Ishee, host of a daily farm radio program broadcast in 12 states across the Eastern U.S. "Rains have been timely in most of the Mid-Atlantic region since May and the corn crop has benefited greatly," said Ishee.

"Best I think I've ever seen" noted Virginia farmer Jordan Green when describing the corn crop in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Farmers in Maryland, New York State, Delaware and West Virginia also report good or mostly adequate soil moisture which has kept the corn crop growing.

As of August 7, 2022, drought lingered in several states west of the Mississippi River. According to USDA statistics, 50% of the corn crop in Texas was rated in poor or very poor condition. In Kansas, 38% of the corn crop was also rated in poor or very poor condition.

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