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Little Progress Made in Planting US Corn, Soybean Crops as Unrelenting Rains Inundate Corn Belt

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:52:58 CDT

Little Progress Made in Planting US Corn, Soybean Crops as Unrelenting Rains Inundate Corn Belt The weekly Crop Progress report released Monday, June 03, 2019 by the US Department of Agriculture shows little progress in planting the nation's corn and soybean crops as unrelenting rains continue to inundate much of the corn belt. Corn plantings across the nation increased to 67 percent, compared to 58 percent a week ago and the five-year average of 96 percent. Just 39 percent of estimated soybean acres have been planted, compared to 29 percent last week, and the five-year average of 79 percent. Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and South Dakota have yet to plant 20 percent of estimated soybean acres. The National Weather Service says another three inches of rain could fall over parts of the Western corn belt this week, adding more moisture to saturated and flooded fields. Meanwhile, a Farm Journal poll shows nearly one-third of corn farmers will file for prevent plant payments on some of their farmland in 2019. The poll found less than half, 45 percent, do not plan to file for prevent plant payment. However, 21 percent remain undecided. The poll asked 1,017 growers regarding their prevent plant intentions.


Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending on June 2, 2019.


Across the Southern Plains -


In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 1 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal. Wheat's condition in Oklahoma this week rates 9 poor to very poor, 27 fair and 64 good to excellent. Corn planted reached 77 percent, down 21 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 60 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 24 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 25 percent, down 24 points from the previous year and down 26 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 42 percent, down 15 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 7 percent, down 21 points from the previous year and down 19 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 31 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 18 points from normal. Pasture and range condition is rated at 2 percent poor to very poor, 23 fair and 75 percent good to excellent.


To review the full Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.


In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 30 fair, 47 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 95 percent, equal to last year, and near 97 for the five-year average. Coloring was 16 percent, well behind 43 last year and 48 average. Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 14 poor, 40 fair, 39 good, and 4 excellent. Corn planted was 79 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 average. Emerged was 60 percent, well behind 89 last year and 81 average. Soybeans planted was 26 percent, well behind 77 last year and 53 average. Emerged was 16 percent, well behind 58 last year and 36 average. Sorghum planted was 8 percent, well behind 34 last year, and behind 26 average. Cotton condition rated 8 percent very poor, 8 poor, 53 fair, 29 good, and 2 excellent. Cotton planted was 48 percent, well behind 75 last year, and near 49 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 25 fair, 55 good, and 16 excellent.


To review the full Kansas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.


Finally, across Texas, winter wheat harvested reached 22 percent, trailing both last year’s 33 percent and the five-year average of 25 percent. Wheat’s condition this week is 64 percent good to excellent, 30 fair and 6 poor to very poor. Corn planted reached 96 percent, above 95 last year and the average. Emerged is at 85 percent currently, compared to 90 last year and 89 the average. Silked is at 36 percent, between 38 last year and 33 on average. The Texas corn crop is currently rated at 76 percent good to excellent condition, with 20 percent fair and 3 poor to very poor. Sorghum planted is at 85 this week, on par with normal but behind 95 the previous year. Headed is at 35 percent, between 39 last year and 34 the average. Coloring is at 5 percent, 2 points below last year and the five-year average. Sorghum’s condition rates 74 percent good to excellent, 25 fair and 1 percent poor to very poor. Cotton planted this week is at 64 percent, compared to 67 last year and 62 the average. Squaring is at 11 percent, between 12 percent last year and 9 the average. Cotton’s condition in Texas this week rates 15 poor to very poor, 46 fair and 39 percent good to excellent. Pasture and range conditions this week rated at 67 percent good to excellent, 25 fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.


To review the full Texas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.



   

 

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