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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Mixed Bag for Southern Plains Wheat Crop

Mon, 04 May 2015 17:02:37 CDT

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Mixed Bag for Southern Plains Wheat Crop As drought conditions improve in Oklahoma, the state's wheat crop shows incremental improvement. In the weekly crop progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state's wheat crop rated 38 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and 23 percent poor to very poor. The crop gained one point in the good-excellent category and one point in the fair category. Winter wheat headed was 90 percent complete. The canola crop rated 59 percent good to fair, up two points from last week. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

The Texas wheat crop continues to progress. The latest USDA report has shown no change over a week ago with 52 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair, 15 poor to very poor.    The wheat crop has 82 percent of the crop headed. That was up 22 points from last week. Hail and hard rain damage was reported in the Northern High Plains, the Blacklands and the Edwards Plateau while the crop began to mature in South Texas. Planting slowed in many areas due to wet conditions. Corn planting was 70 percent complete, up 14 points over last week and 60 percent of the crop has emerged. Sorghum was 63 percent planted and soybeans were 48 percent planted. Moisture conditions favored grass growth throughout the state, aiding range and pasture development. Click here for the full Texas report.

The Kansas wheat crop continues to show stress from drought and rust pressure. The latest crop progress report had the crop gaining one point in the good to excellent category and one point in the poor to very poor category. The latest report has the state's winter wheat crop rated 27 good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 32 percent poor to very poor. Winter wheat jointed was at 91 percent with 41 percent of the crop headed. Corn planting was 52 percent complete, a jump of 20 points over last week. Soybean and cotton planting has gotten started. Click here for the full Kansas report.



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