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Corn, Sorghum and Soybean Crops Mostly Good to Excellent Nationally- Wheat Harvest Rolls in the Plains

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:26:56 CDT

Corn, Sorghum and Soybean Crops Mostly Good to Excellent Nationally- Wheat Harvest Rolls in the Plains The US Crop Progress report continues to call the 2016 US Corn Crop in exceptional condition, with 75% of the crop rated in good to excellent condition- six percentage points better than at this point in 2015. The US Soybean crop is also looking better than the crop of a year ago- the 2016 crop being called 72% in good to excellent shape versus 63% in good to excellent condition in late June of 2015. Grain sorghum is now largely planted in the US, with 95% now in the ground and the crop called 70% in good to excellent condition- up two percentage points from the crop of 2015.

The US Cotton crop is sitting at the same condition rating as we saw at this point in 2015- 56% in good to excellent and 36% rated in fair shape. .

The harvest of the US Winter Wheat Crop has made significant progress in the latest week- jumping from 20% complete nationally to 45% done in this latest report- that's twelve percentage points ahead of the 2015 harvest and four percentage points ahead of the five year average.

Click here for the national Crop Progress report released on Monday afternoon, June 27th

Looking at the latest Crop Weather Updates for the southern plains states:


The Kansas Wheat Harvest is now ahead of the five year average, and has more than doubled in the last week, with the harvest pegged at 58% complete, versus 25% a week ago and the five year average of 50%. For the spring planted crops- grain sorghum is the star of the show, with 74% of the crop currently rated from good to excellent. Click here for the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report.


Winter wheat harvest was in full swing across the state, with 80% of the crop statewide now harvested. Wheat and oats were damaged by previous weeks’ excessive rainfall in areas of the Cross Timbers. Throughout the High Plains, wheat harvest was progressing well. In the Northern Low Plains, winter wheat harvest was nearing completion.

For the Texas row crops, corn is looking really great, with 70% of the crop currently being rated in the good to excellent categories. The corn crop is nearing harvest in the Coastal Bend. They are already harvested grain sorghum in the Rio Grande Valley, with 4% of the state's acreage now harvested- with the crop being rated 66% in good to excellent condition. Click here for the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition report.


The USDA Wheat Harvest number is getting closer to the number reported by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission- the Wheat Commission calling the crop 98 to 99% harvested while the USDA Crop Progress report released on Monday afternoon calls wheat harvest 87% complete. That's ahead of the 76% complete a year ago and three percentage points ahead of the five year average.

For the spring planted crops- USDA is calling the corn crop in 81% good to excellent condition, even as we are seeing reports on social media of the crop suffering in several locations because of hot, dry conditions. Grain sorghum is also considered to be in really great shape in the latter part of June, with the crop called 75% good to excellent. Peanuts are the best of all- being called 91% in good condition.

For the complete Oklahoma Crop Weather report, click here.




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