Crop conditions are improving
Changeable conditions remain in Michigan with dryness extending into the Southeast, Thumb and East Central regions.
The USDA reports that corn condition improved slightly to 66 percent fair to excellent, with 92 percent in the heading stage and 51 percent damaged, and corn silage yield up 16 percent.
Soybeans are rated 66 percent good to excellent with 20 percent leaf drop. Dry beans improved 55 percent from good to excellent. Four percent of sugar beets have been harvested.
Apple trees are preparing for a full autumn harvest, peaches, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn and other vegetables are being harvested.