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Drought Conditions Continue to Choke Crop and Pasture Ratings in this Week's Crop Progress Report

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:11:24 CDT

Drought Conditions Continue to Choke Crop and Pasture Ratings in this Week's Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, July 24, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition at 62 percent good to excellent down 2 from a week ago, and up 1 in fair at 26 percent and up 1 at 12 poor to very poor. The US soybean condition is rated 57 percent good to excellent down 4 from a week ago, up 1 at 29 percent fair and rising by 3 at 14 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 84 percent complete, ahead of this time last year by 2 and ahead of the average by 4 points. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have continued to decline since last week, now at 8 percent very poor, 14 poor, 32 fair, 40 good and 6 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn silk reached 64 percent, down 14 points from normal. Corn dough reached 9 percent, down 23 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 36 percent, down 1 point from the previous year. Sorghum coloring reached 21 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 13 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 86 percent, down 8 points from normal. Soybeans blooming reached 24 percent, down 7 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 12 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 88 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 92 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 6 poor, 31 fair, 49 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 72 percent, behind 83 last year, and near 76 for the five-year average. Dough was 8 percent, near 12 last year, and behind 23 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 38 fair, 51 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 61 percent, ahead of 53 last year and 49 average. Setting pods was 15 percent, equal to last year, and near 12 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 30 fair, 57 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum headed was 11 percent, behind 25 last year, and near 14 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 30 fair, 56 good, and 8 excellent.. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, land was being prepared in some areas of South Texas for winter wheat, while high winds carrying dirt and sand, along with multiple hail events have caused significant cotton crop losses in areas of the Southern High Plains and the Northern Low Plains. Cotton squaring is now 70 percent complete, behind of both the previous year and the average by 10. Cotton’s condition in Texas is currently 45 percent good to excellent, 40 fair, and 15 poor to very poor. Corn condition rates 74 percent good to excellent, 24 fair and 2 percent poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state is rated 63 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 2 percent poor to very poor. 79 percent of the crop is headed, on par with last year and behind the average by 1. 58 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage. Pasture conditions are rated at 41 percent good to excellent statewide, 41 fair and 18 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




   

 

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