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Farmers Continue to Harvest Wheat While Row Crops Look Good Across the Country

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:29:50 CDT

Farmers Continue to Harvest Wheat While Row Crops Look Good Across the Country The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report rates 15 percent of the national corn crop in excellent condition, 60 percent in good condition, 21 percent fair and only 4 percent percent poor to very poor. National soybean conditions include 12 percent excellent, 61 percent good, 22 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor. The national grain sorghum is 8 percent excellent, 62 percent good, 27 percent fair and 3 percent poor. National cotton conditions include 9 percent excellent, 45 percent good, 38 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, winter wheat harvested reached 55 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 14 points from normal. 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. Canola harvested reached 70 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Corn silk reached 12 percent, up 8 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 79 percent, up 8 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 71 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 50 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 5 points from normal. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Texas winter wheat harvest was in full swing across most of the state. Harvest was temporarily halted in some locations due to rain and wet fields. Fifty-five percent of the stateís winter wheat has been harvested. Thatís a 20-point gain over last week and just 4 points behind the five-year average. Forty-three percent of the wheat crop is rated in the good to excellent condition, with 45 percent of the crop in fair condition and 12 percent in poor to very poor condition. Corn silking was at 41 percent, which is 14 percent lower than the five-year average. Sorghum was 90 percent planted, soybeans were 89 percent and cotton was 94 percent done. Click here for the full Texas report.

The Kansas winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 12 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 98 percent, ahead of 89 last year and the five-year average of 91. Harvested was 25 percent, ahead of 6 last year, but near 27 average.Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 8 excellent, and silking was 6 percent, ahead of 1 last year, but near 5 percent average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 31 fair, 61 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans planted was 89 percent, well ahead of 68 last year, but near 86 average. Emerged was 70 percent, well ahead of 44 last year, but near 72 average. Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor. Click here for the Kansas report.



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