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Corn, Soybean and Pasture and Range Ratings Slip Again in this Week's Crop Progress Report

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:49:03 CDT

Corn, Soybean and Pasture and Range Ratings Slip Again in this Week's Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, July 17, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition at 64 percent good to excellent down 1 from a week ago, unchanged in fair at 25 percent and up 1 at 11 poor to very poor. The US soybean condition is rated 61 percent good to excellent down 1 from a week ago, up 1 at 28 percent fair and steady at 11 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 75 percent complete, on par with this time last year and ahead of the average by 2 points. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have decreased just slightly since last week, no at 7 very poor, 12 poor, 29 fair, 44 good and 8 excellent For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn silk reached 50 percent, down 10 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 26 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 1 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 11 percent, up 9 points from the previous year. Cotton squaring reached 50 percent and up 5 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 17 percent, up 7 points from the previous year. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 91 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, winter wheat harvested was 98 percent, near 97 last year and 96 for the five-year average. Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 31 fair, 48 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 55 percent, behind 61 last year, and near 59 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 35 fair, 54 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 44 percent, ahead of 35 last year and 34 average. Setting pods was 6 percent, near 4 last year and 5 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 28 fair, 61 good, and 6 excellent. Sorghum emerged was 98 percent. Headed was 5 percent, behind 13 last year, and near 6 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 23 fair, 62 good, and 10 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, producers were plowing wheat residue in areas of the Northern High Plains. Cotton squaring is now 65 percent complete, behind of the previous year by 2 and 3 the average. Cotton’s condition in Texas is currently 49 percent good to excellent, 37 fair, and 14 poor to very poor. Corn condition rates 72 percent good to excellent, 25 fair and 3 percent poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state is rated 66 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor. 74 percent of the crop is headed, on par with last year and exceeding the average by 5. 57 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage. Pasture conditions are rated at 46 percent good to excellent statewide, 37 fair and 15 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




   

 

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