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Corn and Soybean Harvest Moving Along Very Quickly According to Latest Crop Progress Report

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:50:49 CDT

Corn and Soybean Harvest Moving Along Very Quickly According to Latest Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, October 30, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition unchanged from a week ago, at 66 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor. Corn is 54 percent harvested across the nation, up from 38 percent a week ago and still well behind the average of 72 percent. The US soybean crop has reach 83 percent harvested, up from 70 percent last week and just behind the average of 84. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have declined some this week, rated now at 9 percent very poor, 16 poor, 35 fair, 35 good and 5 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 83 percent, down 8 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 70 percent, down 5 points from normal. Canola planted reached 95 percent, down 3 points from normal. Canola emerged reached 77 percent, down 8 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 84 percent, down 7 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 95 percent, down 2 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 59 percent, down 12 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 32 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 82 percent fair to good. Livestock condition was rated at 85 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 33 fair, 48 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 84 percent, behind 91 last year and 93 for the five-year average. Emerged was 57 percent, behind 73 last year and 75 average. Corn harvested was 78 percent, behind 92 last year and 89 average. Sorghum mature was 95 percent, near 98 last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 44 percent, well behind 69 last year, and behind 60 average. Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 29 fair, 53 good, and 8 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 93 percent, near 90 last year and 89 average. Harvested was 12 percent, equal to last year, and near 16 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 15 poor, 37 fair, 41 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, armyworms continued to be an issue in small grain fields in the Southern Plains, the Northern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, and South Texas. Some producers have been forced to replant the fields due to the worms. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 79 percent complete, compared to 74 last year and 77 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 65 percent, behind last year by 4 and the average by 3. Currently, corn harvested is up 5 points this week from last at 88 percent complete, on par with the average. Cotton harvested is at 37 percent, ahead of the average by 2. Cotton’s condition is rated 46 good to excellent, 36 fair, 18 poor to very poor. Sorghum in the state has reached 97 percent mature, ahead of last year and the average by 3. Meanwhile, 82 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the average by 4. Pasture and range conditions have dropped from last week, rated at 35 percent good to excellent statewide, 40 fair and 25 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




   

 

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