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Cotton Harvest Picks Up the Pace While Winter Wheat Planting Winds Down Across the Plains

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:15:33 CST

Cotton Harvest Picks Up the Pace While Winter Wheat Planting Winds Down Across the Plains The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report indicates harvested sorghum reached 96 percent, equal to the average. Harvested cotton reached 77 percent, 7 points below the average. Winter wheat conditions are rated 58 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair, 8 percent poor and 2 percent very poor. Winter wheat emerged reached 92 percent, on par with the average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat emerged reached 96 percent, unchanged from the previous year. Soybeans harvested reached 85 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 72 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

In Texas, winter wheat seeding is starting to wind down in most areas while livestock grazing is underway on early-planted fields. Sorghum harvest was 94 percent complete, 3 points higher than last week and right at normal. Soybeans harvested reached 97 percent, 8 above the previous year and higher than the average by 5. Cotton harvest was at 62 percent, trailing normal by 14 points. Winter wheat planted has reached 93 percent, which is on par with the average. Meanwhile, winter wheat emerged has reached 80 percent, above last year by 2 and below the average by 1 point.

Click here for the full Texas report.

Crop progress reports in Kansas, show winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 35 fair, 45 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 96 percent, near 98 both last year and the five-year average. Cotton harvested was 69 percent, near 67 last year, but behind 74 average.

Click here for the full Kansas report.



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