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Crop Conditions Better than Expected by Trade, Bad News for Prices in Weekly Crop Progress Report

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:57:20 CDT

Crop Conditions Better than Expected by Trade, Bad News for Prices in Weekly Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, August 14, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition at 62 percent good to excellent up 2 from a week ago, down 1 in the fair category at 26 percent and down 1 at 12 percent poor to very poor. The US soybean condition is rated 59 percent good to excellent down 1 from a week ago, up 1 at 29 percent fair and unchanged at 12 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 97 percent complete, on par with this time last year and ahead of the average by 1 point. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have improved slightly since last week, now at 8 percent very poor, 14 poor, 31 fair, 39 good and 8 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn dough reached 68 percent, down 1 point from normal. Corn dent reached 27 percent, down 7 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 65 percent, down 3 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 38 percent, up 8 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 2 percent, down 3 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 60 percent, down 2 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 2 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 53 percent good to excellent, 40 fair and 7 poor to very poor. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 30 fair, 44 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 99 for the five-year average. Dough was 70 percent, behind 75 last year, and near 73 average. Dented was 24 percent, near 27 last year, and behind 29 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 32 fair, 52 good, and 8 excellent. Sorghum headed was 65 percent, behind 80 last year, but near 64 average. Coloring was 3 percent, behind 14 last year and 10 average. Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 36 fair, 53 good, and 5 excellent. Cotton squaring was 80 percent, near 84 last year, and behind 85 average. Setting bolls was 37 percent, equal to last year, but behind 46 average. Bolls opening was 2 percent, near 0 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 50 good, and 7 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, cotton harvest continues this week in the Upper Coast, the Coastal bend, South Texas and the Lower Valley. Corn dough is rated 71 percent complete, trailing last year by 19 and the average by 14. Dented is rated 62 percent, with 58 percent of the crop Mature and 42 percent harvested so far. Cornís condition in Texas is rated 80 percent good to excellent, 18 fair, and 2 poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is now 97 percent complete, compared to 90 a week ago. Cotton setting bolls is rated 75 percent complete, compared to 45 last week. Cotton harvested this week is at 3 percent complete. Cottonís condition in Texas is currently 51 percent good to excellent, 32 fair, and 17 poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state has improved since last week now rated 78 percent good to excellent, 18 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor. 89 percent of the crop is headed, ahead of last year by 4 and above the average by 3 points. 68 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 7. Pasture and range conditions are rated at 45 percent good to excellent statewide, 37 fair and 28 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.





   

 

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