2016 Oklahoma and Kansas Wheat Crops Almost Half Planted- Feed Grain Harvest Remains ActiveTue, 06 Oct 2015 05:46:06 CDT
The 2016 winter wheat crop in the southern plains is not being planted as quickly as it was in 2014- but Kansas and Oklahoma farmers are now close to half done with their plantings this fall. The latest plantings numbers from USDA, released Monday afternoon, show that both states have 46% of the hard red winter wheat crop now in the ground. That's three points behind the five year average for Kansas and four points behind the five year average for Oklahoma. Texas farmers are up to thirty seven percent planted, a full ten points behind their five year average. The comparisons to the work done in 2014 shows Oklahoma with the biggest discrepancy- last year at the start of October- 68% of the Oklahoma wheat crop had already been planted.
Winter canola planting in Oklahoma now stands at 62%, behind the 77% pace of last year and the five year average of 63%. The crop insurance deadline to have canola planted in the state is October 10th.
The grain sorghum harvest is tracking the five year average in Texas- with 67% harvested versus the average of 68%- Oklahoma is ahead of the curve with 46% harvested versus the five year average of 37%- and Kansas is up and rolling with milo harvest- now standing at 25% complete. The five year average for the Sunflower state is 14%.
With one fourth of the US corn crop now harvested- farmers here in the southern plains as well as our neighboring states are well ahead of that national number- Kansas has 62% of the corn crop in the bin, Texas 64%, Oklahoma 62% and Missouri 67% harvested.
The US Soybean harvest is ahead of normal nationally- but is actually behind normal in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Texas has 49% of the soybean crop harvested, Oklahoma just 3% and Kansas 15%- all behind their five year average for early early October.
Texas is ahead of average and last year when it comes to harvesting the 2015 cotton crop. Texas has 21% of the crop harvested- ahead of the 19% figure of 2014 and the five year number of 17%. The Oklahoma harvest has yet to start- four percent is the five year average for Oklahoma cotton to have been harvested.
Click on the state name below for this week's report- the Kansas report may be updated later on Tuesday, October 6.
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