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Majority of Crop Ratings Stay Unchanged for Second Week in a Row in Latest Crop Progress Report

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:36:19 CDT

Majority of Crop Ratings Stay Unchanged for Second Week in a Row in Latest Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, August 28, 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 61 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 11 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 92 percent, up 6 points from the previous year. Corn dent reached 70 percent, up 8 points from the previous year. Corn mature reached 18 percent, down 10 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 90 percent, up 1 point from the previous year, while sorghum coloring reached 51 percent, unchanged from normal. Sorghum mature also was unchanged from normal at 15 percent. Soybeans blooming reached 81 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 64 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 73 percent, down 15 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 4 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 8 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, 12 poor, 29 fair, 41 good, and 14 excellent. Corn dough was 89 percent, near 91 last year and the five-year average of 92. Dented was 58 percent, near 62 last year and 61 average. Mature was 15 percent, near 14 last year, but behind 20 average. Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 36 fair, 46 good, and 7 excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 88 percent, ahead of 80 last year and 78 average. Dropping leaves was 3 percent, near 2 last year and 4 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 32 fair, 46 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum headed was 88 percent, behind 95 last year, but equal to average. Coloring was 26 percent, well behind 47 last year, and behind 34 average. Mature was 3 percent, equal to last year, and near 2 average. Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 37 fair, 49 good, and 6 excellent. Cotton squaring was 95 percent, near 92 last year, and equal to average. Setting bolls was 54 percent, behind 63 last year and 71 average. Bolls opening was 10 percent, near 6 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 34 fair, 50 good, and 6 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, cotton in the Northern Plains was in need of heat units. Several producers in the Coastal Bend completed cotton harvested prior to the arrival of hurricane Harvey. Corn dough is rated 95 percent complete, trailing last year by 4 and ahead of the average by 2. Dented is rated 82 percent, ahead of last year by 9 and the average by 7. Currently, 63 percent of the crop Mature. Cornís condition in Texas has remained unchanged since last week, still rated at 79 percent good to excellent, 18 fair, and 3 poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls is rated 91 percent complete, compared to 86 last week. Cotton bolls opening is rated this week at 17, behind last year by 4 and the average by 3. Cottonís condition in Texas is currently 58 percent good to excellent, 28 fair, and 14 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. 95 percent of the crop is headed, ahead of last year and the average by 2 points. 80 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 1. Pasture and range conditions have improved this week, rated at 49 percent good to excellent statewide, 35 fair and 16 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




   

 

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