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Corn and Soybean Crops Surprise, Remaining Shockingly Unchanged From Week Ago Conditions

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:33:22 CDT

Corn and Soybean Crops Surprise, Remaining Shockingly Unchanged From Week Ago Conditions In the latest crop progress report released Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition unchanged from a week ago at 62 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. The US soybean condition improved slightly, now rated at 60 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have remained unchanged since last week, still rated 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 85 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Corn dent reached 54 percent, up 7 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Sorghum headed and coloring reached 79 and 49 percent respectively, both of which were up 5 points from the previous year. Sorghum mature reached 10 percent, unchanged from the previous year. Cotton setting bolls reached 67 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 3 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 83 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 89 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, 10 poor, 29 fair, 43 good, and 14 excellent. Corn dough was 83 percent, near 86 last year and the five-year average of 85. Dented was 40 percent, behind 48 last year and 46 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 31 fair, 53 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 79 percent, behind 89 last year, but near 77 average. Coloring was 11 percent, behind 30 last year and 20 average. Cotton condition rated 3 percent very poor, 4 poor, 38 fair, 50 good, and 5 excellent. Cotton squaring was 86 percent, near 88 last year, and behind 91 average. Setting bolls was 44 percent, near 48 last year, and behind 56 average. Bolls opening was 7 percent, ahead of 2 last year, and near 5 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 50 good, and 6 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, field preparations continued for the 2017 wheat and oats crops. Some farmers in the Northern Low Plains had begun seeding winter wheat. Corn dough is rated 92 percent complete, trailing last year by 3 and ahead of the average by 4. Dented is rated 77 percent, ahead of last year and the average by 8. Currently, the crop is 60 percent of the crop Mature and 51 percent harvested so far. Cornís condition in Texas improved since last week, now rated at 79 percent good to excellent, 18 fair, and 3 poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls is rated 86 percent complete, compared to 75 last week. Cotton harvested this week is at 9 percent complete. Cottonís condition in Texas is currently 55 percent good to excellent, 30 fair, and 15 poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state has remained unchanged since last week still rated 78 percent good to excellent, 18 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor. 91 percent of the crop is headed, ahead of last year by 3 and above the average by 3 points. 79 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 11. Pasture and range conditions are rated at 41 percent good to excellent statewide, 39 fair and 20 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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