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Winter Wheat Near Full Emergence as Condition Ratings Continue to Worsen in Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:07:58 CST

Winter Wheat Near Full Emergence as Condition Ratings Continue to Worsen in Latest USDA Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, November 27, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop’s harvest at 95 percent complete compared to 90 percent a week ago and last year’s progress at this same time at 98 percent - and still lagging behind the average of 98. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here. This is the final weekly report from USDA of the season.

Across the southern great plains- winter wheat crop ratings continue to slide as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas wheat conditions all fell in the latest reporting week. Oklahoma has seen the good to excellent score on the 2018 wheat crop drop from 41 percent two weeks ago to 30 percent this week; Kansas dropped five points from two weeks ago to 51% good to excellent and Texas dropped ten percentage points to 36 percent good with no score for excellent in this week's final weekly score of the season.

As for the state by state scores:

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat emerged reached 95 percent, unchanged from normal. Winter wheat condition in Oklahoma rates this week at 30 percent good to excellent, 60 fair, and 10 poor to very poor. Sorghum harvested reached 95 percent, unchanged from normal. Cotton harvested reached 73 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 10 poor, 35 fair, 47 good, and 4 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 93 percent, near 96 last year, and behind 98 for the five-year average. Sorghum harvested was 94 percent, near 97 both last year and average. Corn harvest in the state has reached 98 percent complete, near last year’s progress and the average of 100. Meanwhile, cotton harvest is at 58 percent complete, behind 67 last year and 68 the average. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat emerged has reached 84 percent, ahead of last year by 4 and the average by 2. Winter wheat condition is rated this week at 36 percent good to excellent, 47 fair and 17 poor to very poor. Currently, corn harvested is up 2 points this week from last at 99 percent complete, on par with the average. Cotton harvested is at 71 percent, ahead of the average by 2. Sorghum harvested in the state has reached 96 percent complete, ahead of last year by 2 and the average by 3. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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