Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas Weekly USDA Crop Progress ReportMon, 27 Jul 2015 19:48:57 CDT
Oklahoma crops continue to benefit from rainfall this growing season. According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, this ranks as the 9th wettest July since 1895, and the second since 1921. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Monday reported the state's corn crop rated 64 percent good to excellent condition. That's unchanged for the third straight week. Corn doughing reached 24 percent, down 30 points from average. Soybeans rated 56 percent good to excellent, down one point from last week. The state's cotton crop rated 75 percent good to excellent, down six points in the last two weeks. Cotton squaring reached 77 percent, ten points ahead of average. Sorghum rated 78 percent good to excellent, unchanged over last week with sorghum coloring reaching nine percent. The peanut crop rated 82 percent good to excellent, that's up one point since last week. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.
The Texas sorghum harvest has progressed in areas of the Southern High and Low Plains. USDA reports 20 percent of the crop has been harvested, behind the five-year average of 36. The sorghum crop improved by two points with 68 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition. The corn, soybean and peanut ratings were left unchanged over last week. USDA reports 63 percent of the corn crop was in good to excellent condition, soybeans rated 60 percent and peanuts rated 56 percent good to excellent. Cotton lost a point with 49 percent of the crop rated good to excellent. Pasture and range conditions rated 70 percent good to excellent. Click here for the full Texas report.
The quality of the crops in Kansas are holding nearly steady, while maturity lags behind average. The Kansas corn crop rated 58 percent good to excellent, unchanged from last week. Dough was at 18 percent, behind the 33 average. The state's soybean crop rated 51 percent good to excellent, down one point from the previous week. Blooming was at 48 percent, behind the average of 56. Setting pods was at 16 percent, which was near average. The state's cotton crop rated 62 percent good to excellent, up one point from last week. Cotton squaring was at 58 percent, which was near last year but well-behind the 75 average. Click here for the full Kansas report.
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