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USDA Reports Little Change In Southern Plains Wheat Crop

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:40:08 CDT

USDA Reports Little Change In Southern Plains Wheat Crop Oklahoma's wheat rating was unchanged over a week ago. In the weekly crop progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state's wheat crop rated 37 percent good to excellent, 38 percent fair and 25 percent poor to very poor. Winter wheat headed jumped to 74 percent, up 21 points from normal. Wheat continued to suffer in the Panhandle due to limited moisture and drought conditions, while some localized areas in the west and south central regions reported rain above two inches. The canola crop rated 57 percent good to fair with blooming at 92 percent. With four days suitable for field work, seedbed preparation continued for corn, sorghum, soybeans, cotton and peanuts.

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Winter wheat continued to mature in Texas. In the latest USDA report, the winter wheat crop rated 52 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair, 15 poor to very poor with 60 percent of the crop headed. The crop gained one point in the good to excellent category and one point in the poor to very poor category. Hail damage was reported in the High Plains and the crop in South Central Texas experienced wind damage. Corn planting was 56 percent complete with nearly half of the crop emerged. Sorghum was 57 percent planted and soybeans were 21 percent planted. Range and pasture continued to progress across the state allowing for adequate forage for livestock.

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Rain across Kansas this past week hasn't helped the state's wheat crop. Precipitation of a half of inch or more was common across the state this past week. The latest report has the state's winter wheat crop rated 26 good to excellent, 43 percent fair and 31 percent poor to very poor. The poor to very poor category gained another three points. Winter wheat jointed was at 78 percent with headed at 18 percent. Corn planting was 32 percent complete with 13 percent of the crop emerged. Soybean and cotton planting just getting started.

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