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Harvest Active Across Southern Plains

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:38:55 CST

Harvest Active Across Southern Plains
Harvest was in full swing this past week across Oklahoma. In the latest crop progress report released by the US Department of Agriculture soybean harvest reached 60 percent complete by Sunday, eight points ahead of normal. Sorghum harvest reached 73 percent completion, up 11 points from last week. Corn harvest was 89 percent complete, still six points behind normal. Other row crop harvest continued in line with their normal averages. Sorghum was 73 percent harvested. Peanuts reached 62 percent harvested. Cotton harvest was 27 percent harvested. Winter wheat and rye seeding were near completion by Sunday, reaching 95 and 96 percent, respectively. Eighty-seven percent of wheat had emerged, up 10 points from the five year average. Canola reached 91 percent emergence. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Harvest remains behind for many row crops in Texas. USDA reports corn harvest gained 11 points over the past week to reach 86 percent complete. That was ten points behind last year and the five year average. Sorghum harvest was 79 percent done. Soybeans were 60 percent harvested, well behind last year's 89 percent. Peanut harvest gained 25 points over the last week with the crop 64 percent harvested, but progress remains normal. Cotton harvest gained one point to reach 31 percent harvested. Wheat planting was 86 percent complete with 69 percent emergence, ahead of last year and average. Producers in the Panhandle reported that early-seeded winter wheat and oats were off to a good start, but were in need of rainfall to sustain growth. Click here for the full Texas report.

Harvest progress remains behind in Kansas, but average temperatures and little precipitation helped progress this past week. USDA reports sorghum harvest remains behind last year and average at 52 percent complete. Soybean harvest was 72 complete. Cotton harvest was at 11 percent. corn was 86 percent harvested, equal to last year and five year average. Wheat seeding was at 93 percent complete with 82 percent of the crop emerged, near last year and average. Click here for the full Kansas report.

Click here for the National Crop Progress report.



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