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National Corn and Soybean Planting on Schedule With Five-Year Average, Local Wheat Looks Good

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:10:32 CDT

National Corn and Soybean Planting on Schedule With Five-Year Average, Local Wheat Looks Good The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report has corn planting 86 percent complete nationally. Thatís up 11 percent over last week and nearly right on par with the five-year average of 85 percent. USDA reported 60 percent of the crop has emerged in the top 18 states that plant 93 percent of the nation's corn acres. Emergence was 9 points behind last year but 17 points higher than last week. Soybean planting has reached 56 percent. Thatís a gain of 20 points over last week and four points ahead of average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report click here.

The Oklahoma wheat and canola crops continue to look strong this year. In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, the wheat crop condition rated 57 percent good and 9 percent excellent condition, 28 percent fair and only 6 percent percent poor to very poor. This yearís crop looks to be in much better condition than last yearís, with a 20 point increase in the good category. Winter wheat headed reached 99 percent complete, slightly above normal for this time of year. More than half of the stateís canola crop is rated good or excellent. Row crop seeding is ahead of schedule with 38 percent planted. Seventy-five percent of corn was seeded by Sunday, down 13 points from normal. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Winter wheat harvest is underway in Texas, but wet conditions across many areas have delayed cutting. Forty-seven percent of the wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition, with 41 percent of the crop in fair condition and 13 percent in poor to very poor condition. The wheat crop is 6 percent harvested, up 3 points from last year, but down 4 points from the average. Corn planting gained only 1 point with 79 percent of the crop planted and 65 percent emerged. Sorghum was 72 percent planted, soybeans were 65 percent, cotton was 31 percent done and peanuts were 50 percent planted. Click here for the full Texas report.

The Kansas wheat crop rated 59 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and only 8 percent poor to very poor condition. Winter wheat headed was 96 percent, near 92 last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 83. Corn planting was at 90 percent, ahead of 82 last year, but near the 88 average. Sixty-one percent of the corn crop is emerged. Soybean planting was at 21 percent complete, cotton planting was six percent and sorghum was at six percent. Click here for the Kansas report.



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