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Corn Harvested Reached 84% and Soybeans Harvested Reached 94% Nationally, While Wheat Continues to Struggle Across the Plains

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:05:17 CST

Corn Harvested Reached 84% and Soybeans Harvested Reached 94% Nationally, While Wheat Continues to Struggle Across the Plains The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, November 25, 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 84% this week versus 76% last week, the five-year average at this time is 96%. Soybeans harvested this week came in at 94%, versus 91% last week, the five-year average is 97% at this time. Harvest of the 2019 Cotton crop is just ahead of the five year average at 78% versus 68% last year, the five-year average at this time is 74%


In the southern plains- the 2020 winter wheat crop is struggling- with Oklahoma's crop called 52% good to excellent, Kansas 43% good to excellent and Texas at 31% good to excellent-with 28% of the Texas crop actually called poor to very poor. 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 Monday, November 25, 2019.               


Across the southern plains -           


In Oklahoma, winter wheat emerged reached 92%, up 6 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. The 2020 wheat crop is currently called 52% good to exellent. Sorghum harvested reached 95%, up 6 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 harvested reached 75%, up 1 point from the previous year but down 8 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 54% good to excellent, 36% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested reached 74%, up 6 points from the previous year and up 7 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 43% good to excellent, 45% 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 89%, ahead of 86% last year but near 93% on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 43% good to excellent, 39% fair and 17% poor to very poor. Soybeans harvested was 95%, ahead of 90% of last year but near 96% for the five-year average. Sorghum harvested was 97% ahead of 81% last year and 91% average. Cotton harvested was 64%, well ahead of 36% last year and ahead of 53% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 45% good to excellent, 44% fair and 11% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 57% good to excellent, 31% fair and 12% poor to very poor.               


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 87%, behind 85% last year and behind 90% on average. Winter wheat emerged reached 75%, behind 79% last year and behind 80%on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 31% good to excellent, 41% fair and 28% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested reached 68%, ahead of 58% last year and 61% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 23% good to excellent, 45% fair and 32% poor to very poor. Soybeans harvested reached 90%, behind 92% last year and 91% on average. Soybean's condition this week rated as 31% good to excellent, 48% fair and 21% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 16% good to excellent, 37% fair and 47% poor to very poor.


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



   

 

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