Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Indicates Crop Conditions Continue Flat Line Progress TrendMon, 18 Sep 2017 16:50:05 CDT
In the latest crop progress report released Monday, September 18, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition unchanged from a week ago, at 61 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor. The US soybean condition has slipped just slightly from last week, rated at 59 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have fallen slightly since last week, rated at 9 percent very poor, 15 poor, 31 fair, 38 good and 7 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.
According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 11 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 1 points from normal. Corn dent reached 91 percent, down 3 points from normal. Corn mature reached 65 percent, down 11 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 31 percent, down 3 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 81 percent, down 4 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 46 percent, down 1 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 17 percent, down 3 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 44 percent, up 8 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 83 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
In Kansas winter wheat planted was 7 percent, near 8 for both last year and the five-year average. Corn condition rated 5 percent very poor, 12 poor, 28 fair, 43 good, and 12 excellent. Corn dented was 91 percent, near 95 last year and 94 average. Mature was 61 percent, near 62 last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 19 percent, near 16 last year, but behind 24 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 32 fair, 49 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 81 percent, behind 91 last year, but near 79 average. Mature was 21 percent, behind 28 last year, but equal to average. Harvested was 2 percent, near 4 both last year and average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 32 fair, 56 good, and 9 excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 90 percent, near 89 last year and 93 average. Bolls opening was 29 percent, ahead of 22 last year, and near 28 average. Harvested was 2 percent, equal to last year, and near 1 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 39 fair, 42 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
In Texas, winter wheat seeding continued in the Plains, while producers in some areas of the Southern Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands and the Trans-Pecos are waiting for higher soil moisture to start seeding the fields. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 14 percent complete, compared to 13 last year and equal to the average. Corn dented is rated 92 percent, equal to both last year and the average. Currently, 74 percent of the crop is mature, equal to this time last year and behind the average by 3. 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. Corn harvested is up 7 points this week from last at 67 percent, ahead of both last year and the average by 5. Cotton bolls opening is rated this week at 31, even with last year but behind the average by 9. Cottonís condition in Texas is up from last week currently at 58 percent good to excellent, 28 fair, and 14 poor to very poor. Cotton harvested is at 18 percent, twice the rate of this time last year and ahead of the average by 7. 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. Eighty-nine percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 6. This week, 74 percent is mature, while 70 percent of the stateís sorghum crop has been harvested. Pasture and range conditions have decreased some this week, rated at 49 percent good to excellent statewide, 32 fair and 19 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
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