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Row Crops Look Good Across the Country as Plains Wheat Harvest Nears Completion

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:11:52 CDT

Row Crops Look Good Across the Country as Plains Wheat Harvest Nears Completion The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report rates 16 percent of the national corn crop in excellent condition, 59 percent in good condition, 20 percent fair and 5 percent percent poor to very poor. National soybean conditions include 13 percent excellent, 57 percent good, 23 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor. The national grain sorghum is 9 percent excellent, 60 percent good, 28 percent fair and 3 percent poor. National cotton conditions include 10 percent excellent, 46 percent good, 36 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, Oklahoma winter wheat harvest is nearly complete, reaching 96 percent this past week. The Oklahoma wheat crop condition rated 55 percent good and 12 percent excellent condition, 28 percent fair and only 5 percent percent poor to very poor. Canola harvested is also nearing an end at 92 percent complete. Corn silk reached 48 percent, up 19 points from the previous year. Sorghum planted reached 96 percent, up 7 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 15 percent, up 9 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 79 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Soybeans blooming reached 4 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Texas winter wheat harvest has also neared completion throughout the state, up to 95 percent, which is 7 points higher than the five-year average. Forty-three percent of the wheat crop is rated in the good to excellent condition, with 43 percent of the crop in fair condition and 14 percent in poor to very poor condition. Row crops continued to make progress statewide. Corn was at the denting stage, reaching 37 percent last week. That's 17 points higher than this time last year. Sorghum progressed well and reached the coloring stage in areas of South Texas. Across the state, it was 60 percent headed, which is right on par for the five-year average. Soybeans were 45 percent bloomed, and cotton was at the squaring stage, reaching 45 percent.

Click here for the full Texas report.

Kansas winter wheat harvest is still underway at 79 percent complete, ahead of 70 last year and near the five-year average of 76. Winter wheat condition rated 16 excellent, 48 good, 28 fair, 7 poor and 1 percent very poor. Corn condition rated 9 percent excellent, 58 good, 25 fair and 8 poor to very poor. Corn silking was 34 percent, ahead of 24 both last year and average. Soybean condition rated 4 percent excellent, 56 good, 32 fair, 6 poor and 2 very poor. Soybeans emerged was 92 percent, ahead of 80 last year, and near 91 average. Blooming was 8 percent, near 4 last year and 9 average. Sorghum condition rated 5 percent excellent, 70 good, 23 fair and 2 poor. Sorghum planted was 97 percent, near 96 last year, and equal to average. Headed was 10 percent, ahead of 0 last year and 1 average

Click here for the Kansas report.



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