National Corn and Soybean Numbers Look Strong as Wheat Harvest Rolls On Through the PlainsMon, 13 Jun 2016 19:02:33 CDT
The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report says 96 percent of the corn crop has emerged in the top 18 states that plant 93 percent of the nation's corn acres. The national corn crop condition rated 60 percent good and 15 percent excellent condition, 21 percent fair and only 4 percent percent poor to very poor. National soybean planting has reached 92 percent. Thatís a gain of 9 points over last week and 5 points ahead of average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.
Most of Oklahoma received a break from the heavy rains of the past several weeks. In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, winter wheat harvested reached 34 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 18 points from the five-year average. The Oklahoma wheat crop condition rated 54 percent good and 12 percent excellent condition, 29 percent fair and only 5 percent percent poor to very poor. unchanged from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Canola coloring reached 95 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Canola harvested reached 63 percent, up 21 points from the previous year but unchanged from the five-year average. Corn emerged reached 92 percent, up 8 points from the previous year but down 1 point from the five-year average. Corn silk reached 2 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 6 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 68 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 3 points from the five-year average. Soybeans seeded reached 67 percent, up 14 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 45 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.
Texas experienced mostly scattered showers across the state last week, and wheat harvest was active where conditions allowed producers to return to the field. Thirty-five percent of the stateís winter wheat has been harvested. Thatís a 19 point gain over last week but still 8 points behind the five-year average. Forty-four percent of the wheat crop is rated in the good to excellent condition, with 43 percent of the crop in fair condition and 13 percent in poor to very poor condition. Corn emergence is nearing the five-year average at 93 percent, which is 1 percent higher than this time last year. Sorghum was 87 percent planted, soybeans were 88 percent, cotton was 86 percent done and peanuts were 96 percent planted. Click here for the full Texas report.
The Kansas wheat crop rated 61 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and only 8 percent poor to very poor condition. Winter wheat coloring was 92 percent, ahead of 76 percent last year and the five-year average of 75 percent. Five percent of the stateís wheat was harvested, near 1 last year, but behind the 15 percent average. Corn emerged was 96 percent, ahead of 86 percent last year, and near the 95 percent average. Silking was 1 percent, near 0 last year, but equal to the average. Soybeans planted was 75 percent, well ahead of 50 percent last year and near the five-year average of 77 percent. Emerged was 40 percent, ahead of 27 last year, but well behind 59 percent average. Cotton planting was 56 percent and sorghum was at 63 percent. Click here for the Kansas report.
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