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Southern Plains Farmers Planting Winter Wheat, Harvesting Corn and Sorghum

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:49:08 CDT

Southern Plains Farmers Planting Winter Wheat, Harvesting Corn and Sorghum Corn and sorghum harvest and wheat planting was underway in Oklahoma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported 40 percent of the corn has been harvested. That's an increase of 30 points in one week, but progress remains 14 points behind the five year average. Sorghum was 26 percent harvested, seven points ahead of average. Sorghum mature reached 52 percent, that's six points ahead of average. Peanuts mature reached 35 percent. Cotton bolls opening reached 31 percent, down 26 points from normal. Planting preparations for canola, oats, rye and winter wheat continued. Winter wheat planted reached six percent, down ten points from normal. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Harvest was in full swing in Texas, as wheat seeding continued to progress. The latest crop progress report has corn and sorghum 61 percent harvested. Corn harvest was three points behind average. Sorghum harvest was in-line with the five year average. Soybean harvest has reached 42 percent complete, 16 points behind average. Peanut harvest was progressing with 15 percent of the crop harvested, 12 points ahead of normal. Cotton harvest was running on track with average with 13 percent of the crop harvested. Winter wheat seeding reached 18 percent, two points behind the five-year average. Click here for the full Texas report.

Warm, mostly dry conditions aided harvest and wheat planting in Kansas. Corn harvest has reached 27 percent, ahead of last year, but behind the average of 35. Sorghum harvest was eight percent complete, ahead of last year and average. Cotton harvest was two percent complete. Soybean harvest has just gotten started with one percent of the crop in the bin. Winter wheat was 11 percent planted, slightly behind last year and average. Click here for the full Kansas report.



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