The US winter wheat crop continues to struggle with adverse growing conditions.
The 30% of the crop rated good or excellent is the lowest reading for this time of year since 1996.
Poor ratings figures are concentrated in particular in hard red winter wheat-growing states such as Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Last week, Illinois, a major grower of soft red winter wheat showed a particular decline.
A year ago, the national reading was 74% good or excellent.
The table below gives details of the data.
|State||Percent of crop rated good or excellent
||Change on week|