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Latest Crop Progress Report Indicates Harvest Underway for Major Crops in Areas of Texas

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:42:20 CDT

Latest Crop Progress Report Indicates Harvest Underway for Major Crops in Areas of Texas In the latest crop progress report released Monday, August 7, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition at 60 percent good to excellent down 1 from a week ago, up 1 in the fair category at 27 percent and unchanged at 13 percent poor to very poor. The US soybean condition is rated 60 percent good to excellent up 1 from a week ago, unchanged at 28 percent fair and falling by 1 point at 12 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 94 percent complete, ahead of this time last year by 1 and ahead of the average by 2 points. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have slipped again slightly since last week, now at 9 percent very poor, 15 poor, 32 fair, 38 good and 6 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn dough reached 53 percent, up 8 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Corn dented reached 6 percent, down 13 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 63 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 33 percent, up 11 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 95 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 43 percent, down 5 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, corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 31 fair, 44 good, and 10 excellent. Corn silking was 90 percent, behind 96 last year and 95 for the five-year average. Dough was 51 percent, near 53 last year, and behind 56 average. Dented was 10 percent, near 11 last year, and behind 16 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 31 fair, 53 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum headed was 44 percent, behind 63 last year, and near 46 average. Coloring was 2 percent, behind 8 last year, and near 5 average. Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 30 fair, 61 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 69 percent, behind 76 last year and 79 average. Setting bolls was 29 percent, near 27 last year, but behind 34 average. Bolls opening was 1 percent, near 0 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 51 good, and 6 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, cotton and corn harvest is underway is some areas while weather forecasts this week cause producers concerns. Corn dough is rated 65 percent complete, trailing last year by 19 and the average by 14. Dented is rated 58 percent, with 51 percent of the crop Mature and 31 percent harvested so far. Cornís condition in Texas is rated 69 percent good to excellent, 28 fair, and 4 poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is now 90 percent complete, compared to 83 a week ago. Cotton setting bolls is rated 45 percent complete, compared to 33 last week. Cottonís condition in Texas is currently 45 percent good to excellent, 36 fair, and 19 poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state has improved since last week now rated 69 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor. 85 percent of the crop is headed, ahead of last year by 1 and on par with the average. 61 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 1. Pasture conditions are rated at 37 percent good to excellent statewide, 39 fair and 24 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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