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Corn Plantings Jump Ahead of the Five Year Average- Winter Wheat Crop Slightly Better Shape Than Week Ago

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:07:19 CDT

Corn Plantings Jump Ahead of the Five Year Average- Winter Wheat Crop Slightly Better Shape Than Week Ago Corn planting surged ahead of the five-year average last week according to a a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With thirteen percent of total corn acres planted by April 17, progress surpassed the five-year average for this point by four percentage points. Notably, it had remained inline with the average as recently as a week prior.

Progress surpassed the five-year average by 37 percentage points in Missouri, with Iowa, Kansas and Minnesota all ten or more percentage points planted over the five-year average as well. Only Indiana and Texas lagged behind the five-year average by more than five points.

Texas corn plantings now stand at 49%. However, with the heavy rains since the weekend in large parts of Texas- there is concern that many of both the corn and grain sorghum acres may face replanting.

Oklahoma is not in the base weekly corn crop ratings nationally- however, the state report shows that 25% of the crop is now planted, up eight points from a week ago, but five percentage points under a year ago and sixteen points under the five year average.

Grain sorghum planting nationally lagged the five year average by five percentage points, with sixteen percent of the grain sorghum crop in the US now planted. Oklahoma is listed in the weekly national grain sorghum numbers and this week shows the state is just starting to plant milo, with six percent of the crop now planted, which is eight points under the plantings by this point a year ago.

The winter wheat crop improved by one percentage point in the good to excellent categories this week versus last, now standing at 57% of the crop in good to excellent condition. The Oklahoma crop is rated 56% good to excellent, an improvement of two percentage points versus a week ago- the Texas wheat crop of this week at 45% matches that of a week ago and the Kansas wheat crop condition slips one percentage point from a week ago to 49% good to excellent.

To review the National Crop Progress report released April 18, 2016- click here.

Oklahoma's Crop Weather numbers are available here.

Texas's Crop Crop Progress and Condition report is available here.

The Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report is available here.



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