Wheat Harvest Done in Southern Plains- Nationally, Corn and Soybeans Looking GreatMon, 11 Jul 2016 19:47:55 CDT
There were no big changes in the latest Crop Progress numbers released on Monday afternooon by the USDA. The US Corn Crop continues to be in great shape, with 76% of the crop nationally rated in Good to Excellent condition- one point better than last week. One third of the crop is now in the silking stage or beyond, versus 23% a year ago and the five year average of 26%. Soybeans also are further along in their development compared to a year ago and the five year average. The US Soybean crop is 40% blooming, versus 33% at this point in 2015 and the five year average of 31%. The crop remains in 71% good to excellent condition, a one point improvement over a week ago.
The US Grain Sorghum crop remains at 69% good to excellent compared to the 69% of a week ago- but may actually be slightly better than a week ago with a two point jump in the Excellent category. The three largest Sorghum producing states, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma, all are in overwhelmingly good to excellent shape- Kansas and Oklahoma check in at 75% good to excellent and Texas now at 62% good to excellent.
The US Cotton Crop is slightly worse off compared to a year ago and last week- 54% rated in good to excellent in this latest report versus 56% a week ago and 57% one year ago.
The southern plains wheat harvest is done in the three major HRW wheat states- Oklahoma is 98% harvested, Texas 97% done and Kansas now 91% complete. Good progress was made this past week in both Colorado and Nebraska- now 33% and 38% harvested respectively.
To review the entire National Crop Progress report, click here.
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