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Corn Harvest 76%, Soybeans Harvest 91% and Cotton Harvest 68%- Southern Plains Wheat Struggles

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:29:00 CST

Corn Harvest 76%, Soybeans Harvest 91% and Cotton Harvest 68%- Southern Plains Wheat  Struggles The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, November 18, 2019. According to this week’s report, harvest of the corn crop remains well behind the five year average but still there was continued harvest progress. Focusing on corn, harvested came in at 76% this week versus 66% last week, the five-year average at this time is 92%. Soybeans harvested this week came in at 91%, versus 85% last week, the five-year average is 95% at this time. Harvest of the 2019 Cotton crop is just ahead of the five year average at 68% versus 66%.


In the southern plains- the 2020 winter wheat crop is struggling- with Oklahoma's crop called 46% good to excellent, Kansas 47% good to excellent and Texas at 30% good to excellent-with 31% of the Texas crop actually called poor to very poor.   The Oklahoma crop is 6 points under that of the good to excellent number in 2018 while Kansas is actually four points better than at this point last year. The three southern plains hard red winter wheat states are in worse condition compared to the national good to excellent number of 52%.


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Tuesday November 12, 2019.               


Across the southern plains -           


In Oklahoma, winter wheat emerged reached 89%, up 9 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. The 2020 wheat crop is currently called 46% good to exellent. Sorghum harvested reached 88%, up 7 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 60% good to excellent, 32% fair and 8% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 95%, up 1 point from the previous year. Soybeans harvested reached 65%, down 1 point from the previous year and down 11 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 53% good to excellent, 37% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested reached 60%, up 12 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal. Cotton’s condition this week is rated as 35% good to excellent, 54% fair and 11% poor to very poor. Pasture and Range condition this week rated as 42% good to excellent, 46% fair and 12% poor to very poor.               


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


In Kansas, winter wheat emerged reached 86%, ahead of 80% last year but near 90% on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 47% good to excellent, 35% fair and 18% poor to very poor. Corn harvested was 95%, near 92% last year and equal to the average. Soybeans harvested was 92%, ahead of 80% of last year and equal to the five-year average. Sorghum harvested was 92% ahead of 70% last year and near 84% average. Cotton harvested was 44%, ahead of 24% last year and ahead of 39% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 42% good to excellent, 36% fair and 22% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 54% good to excellent, 33% fair and 13% poor to very poor.               


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 85%, ahead of 84% last year and behind 87% on average. Winter wheat emerged reached 72%, ahead of 71% last year and behind 75% on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 30% good to excellent, 39% fair and 31% poor to very poor. Corn harvested reached 95%, same as last year and 1 point behind the average. Corn’s condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested reached 56%, ahead of 46% last year and 52% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 23% good to excellent, 45% fair and 32% poor to very poor. Soybeans harvested reached 88%, on par with last year and the average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 31% good to excellent, 48% fair and 21% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition this week rated as 15% good to excellent, 35% fair and 50% poor to very poor.               


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



      

 

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