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Latest Crop Progress Report Shows Wheat Harvest in Oklahoma Passed the Halfway Point

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:12:30 CDT

Latest Crop Progress Report Shows Wheat Harvest in Oklahoma Passed the Halfway Point In the latest crop progress report released Monday, June 12, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US soybean crop condition for the first time this year, at 66 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 6 poor to very poor. The US corn condition is rated 67 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 17 percent, up 7 points from this time last year and lagging by 2 points from the average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat harvested reached 52 percent, up 13 points from normal. Canola harvested reached 65 percent, up 11 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 94 percent, up 2 points from normal. Corn silk reached 7 percent. Sorghum planted reached 67 percent, up 3 points from normal. Soybeans seeded reached 60 percent, unchanged from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 28 percent, down 16 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 86 percent, up 15 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 8 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 82 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 9 percent very poor, 15 poor, 31 fair, 39 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 85 percent, near 89 last year, but ahead of 74 for the five-year average. Mature was 33 percent. Harvested was 4 percent, equal to last year, but behind 13 average. Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 28 fair, 57 good, and 8 excellent. Corn planted was 97 percent, near 100 last year and 99 average. Emerged was 88 percent, behind 95 last year and 94 average. Silking was 1 percent, equal to both last year and average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 64 good, and 17 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, wheat harvest continued in the Plains, the Blacklands and North East Texas reaching 72 percent complete for the state as a whole, 40 points above last year and 34 points about the 5-year average. Cotton planting made good progress in the High Plains and the Edwards Plateau. Now 89 percent complete, up 6 points from last year and above the average by 2 points. Corn condition rates 76 percent good to excellent, 20 fair and 4 percent poor. Sorghum in the state is rated at 65 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair, 2 poor and 0 very poor. Pastures responded well to recent rainfall and conditions at 58 percent good to excellent statewide, 33 fair and 9 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

To sum up the current winter wheat crop condition here in the southern plains- here's the Good to Excellent Ratings for this week and the change from last week:

Oklahoma   47%       +7%
Kansas          45%       +5%
Texas            36%       +0%

This week’s report shows only a slight improvement in the poor to very poor category for Kansas. The overall condition of the crop in the region though has maintained its condition from last week:

Oklahoma     8%      -5%
Kansas         24%      -2%
Texas           15%      -3%



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