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More Than Half of the National Winter Wheat Crop is in Good Condition for the Year's First USDA National Crop Progress Report

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 19:44:23 CDT

More Than Half of the National Winter Wheat Crop is in Good Condition for the Year's First USDA National Crop Progress Report
The first U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report this year rates 56 percent of the national winter wheat crop in Good-Excellent condition, 35 percent Fair, 9 percent Poor-Very Poor. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report from April 1st, click here.

In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat jointing reached 42 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Winter wheat crop conditions fell down from last week to 69 percent Good-Excellent, 27 percent Fair, and increasing to 4 percent in Poor-Very Poor.

Canola blooming reached 15 percent, unchanged from the previous year. Rye jointing reached 35 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Oats jointing reached 16 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 3 points from normal.

Pasture and range improved from last week, half of the crop is in Good-Excellent condition, 35 percent Fair, and 15 percent Poor-Very Poor. Livestock condition was rated 69 percent Good-Excellent, 26 percent Fair, 5 percent Poor, and none Very Poor. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

For our neighbors to the North, corn planting made a blip on the radar. Kansas corn planted was 1 percent, equal to last year, and near 2 for the five-year average. Winter wheat condition held near steady from last week; rated 55 percent Good-Excellent, 36 Fair, 9 Poor-Very Poor. Winter wheat jointed was 2 percent. Click here for the Kansas report.

Alfalfa weevils were spotted in areas of the Trans-Pecos down South over the last 7 days and spinach harvest continues. Wheat conditions are improving in Texas; 41 percent Good-Excellent, 41 Fair, and dropping down to18 in the Poor-Very Poor.

Livestock condition across the state remained mostly fair to good. Range and pasture rated 41 percent Good-Excellent, 40 Fair, 19 Poor-Very Poor. Click here for the full Texas report.



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