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US Wheat Harvest Continues to Play Catch Up, Trailing Normal Progress This Week at Just 47% Complete

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:04:44 CDT

US Wheat Harvest Continues to Play Catch Up, Trailing Normal Progress This Week at Just 47% Complete The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest weekly Crop Progress Report on Monday, July 08, 2019 according to which the national winter wheat harvest is still trailing normal progress at just 47% complete this week, behind both last year and the five-year average by 14 points. Wheatís condition across the US is rated this week at 64% good to excellent, 26% fair and 10% poor to very poor. The US corn crop meanwhile, is shown to be 98% complete, compared to 100% both last year and the five-year average. Silking has just begun at 8% complete this week, well behind 34 last year and 22 the average due to late planting caused by excessive moisture during planting season. The corn cropís condition currently is in worse shape compared to last year at this time with an 18-point spread between 2019ís Good to Excellent rating and that of 2018 at this time. At present, the cropís condition is rated 57% good to excellent, 31% fair and 12% poor to very poor. In addition, nearly all intended soybean acres have been sown, with planted soybean reportedly 96% complete this week, versus 100% last year and 99% on average over the past five years. Soybeans emerged is currently at 90%, behind the previous year by 10 points and normal by 8 points. Soybeans have just started to bloom, with 10% of the crop reportedly so, though still far behind 44% in 2018 and 32% on average, this reduced progress again a result of weather-related late planting. The soybean cropís current condition is somewhat worse in comparison to last yearís crop at this time. At present the crop has a 53% good to excellent rating versus 71% good to excellent this time last year.


Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending on July 7, 2019.


Across the Southern Plains -


In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 95%, down 4 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Wheatís condition rates 73% good to excellent, 18% fair and 9% poor to very poor. Corn emerged reached 88%. Corn silk reached 30%, down 12 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Cornís condition is 84% good to excellent this week, 14% fair and 2% poor to very poor. Sorghum planted reached 90%, down 5 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 10%, down 6 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Sorghumís condition is rated 86% good to excellent this week, 13% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Soybeans planted reached 80%, down 18 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 55%, down 32 points from the previous year and down 25 points from normal. Soybeanís condition is currently rated 58% good to excellent, 31% fair and 11% poor to very poor. Cotton squaring reached 34%, down 4 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Cottonís condition is at 71% good to excellent, 28% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition is rated at 79% good to excellent, 19% fair and 2% poor to very poor.


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


In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 11% poor, 27% fair, 42% good, and 16% excellent. Winter wheat mature was 92%. Harvested was 61%, well behind 89% last year and 84% for the five-year average. Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 36% fair, 44% good, and 9% excellent. Corn silking was 19%, well behind 45% last year, and behind 38% average. Dough was 1%, near 5% last year and 3% average. Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 26% fair, 63% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum planted was 95%, near 98% both last year and average. Headed was 5% percent, near 6% last year and 4% average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 21% fair, 58% good, and 19% excellent.


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheatís condition is rated 59% good to excellent, 38% fair and 3% poor to very poor. Wheat harvested is at 92% this week, compared to 85% last year and near 91% on average. Corn silked this week is at 73% complete, better than both last year and the five-year average by 6 points. Dough is at 48%, behind 53% last year and 50% on average. Cornís condition is rated 67% good to excellent, 29% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed this week is at 62%, equal with last year and ahead of normal by 1 point. Coloring is at 45%, versus 55% last year and 47% on average. Sorghumís condition rates 75% good to excellent, 25% fair and 0% poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is at 37% this week, trailing 48% last year and 43% on average. Setting bolls is up to 10% this week, near the five-year average of 13% and behind 17% last year at this time. Cottonís condition is rated 48% good to excellent, 25% fair and 27% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition this week in Texas are rated 69% good to excellent, 23% fair and 8% poor to very poor.


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



   

 

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