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Latest Crop Report Shows Good Progress in Fall Harvests with Minor Improvements to Crop Condition

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:16:31 CDT

Latest Crop Report Shows Good Progress in Fall Harvests with Minor Improvements to Crop Condition In the latest crop progress report released Monday, October 10, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition slightly better from a week ago, at 64 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor. Corn maturity nationwide jumped from 68 to 82 percent this week, still behind the five-year of 87 percent. Corn is 22 percent harvested across the nation, behind the average of 37 percent. The US soybean condition has improved just barely from last week, rated at 61 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Soybeans are up to 36 percent harvest nationally, lagging behind the average of 43 percent. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have dropped a little this past week, rated at 9 percent very poor, 16 poor, 34 fair, 37 good and 4 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 42 percent, down 20 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 15 percent, down 13 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Canola planted reached 55 percent, down 17 points from normal. Corn mature reached 94 percent, down 3 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 53 percent, down 20 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 76 percent, down 2 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 36 percent, down 10 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 71 percent, down 10 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 3 percent, unchanged from the previous year and unchanged from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 86 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 27 percent, well behind 55 last year and 59 for the five-year average. Emerged was 15 percent, behind 27 last year and 29 average. Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 29 fair, 43 good, and 13 excellent. Corn mature was 88 percent, behind 95 last year and 94 average. Harvested was 46 percent, behind 60 last year and 61 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 33 fair, 47 good, and 11 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 97 average. Mature was 60 percent, behind 77 last year, and near 64 average. Harvested was 9 percent, behind 28 last year and 22 average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 30 fair, 57 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 58 percent, behind 65 both last year and average. Harvested was 5 percent, near 6 last year and 4 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 35 fair, 46 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, rains helped wheat and oats progress, but delayed seeding while cotton in the Northern Plains and the Southern High Plains struggled this week to develop due to the lack of warm weather. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 54 percent complete, compared to 46 last year and 52 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 30 percent, ahead of last year by 1 and the average by 3. Currently, 91 percent of the state’s corn crop is mature, ahead of last year by 2 and the average by 3. Corn harvested is up 1 point this week from last at 76 percent, ahead of the average by 3. Cotton harvested is at 27 percent, ahead of the average by 8. Cotton’s condition is rated 56 good to excellent, 27 fair, 17 poor to very poor. Sorghum in the state has reached 82 percent mature, behind last year by 3 and behind the five-year average by just 2. Meanwhile 74 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the average by 4. Pasture and range conditions have improved some this week, rated at 42 percent good to excellent statewide, 38 fair and 20 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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