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Corn and Soybean Harvest Wrapping up Nationally, Winter Wheat Conditions Rise in Some States

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:26:24 CST

Corn and Soybean Harvest Wrapping up Nationally, Winter Wheat Conditions Rise in Some States The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, December 2, 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 89% this week versus 84% last week, the five-year average at this time is 98%. Soybeans harvested this week came in at 96%, versus 94% last week, the five-year average is 99% at this time. Harvest of the 2019 Cotton crop is just ahead of the five year average at 83% versus 78% last year, the five-year average at this time is 81%   


In the southern plains- the 2020 winter wheat crop is struggling- with Oklahoma's crop called 45% good to excellent, Kansas 46% good to excellent and Texas at 29% good to excellent-with 28% of the Texas crop actually called poor to very poor.    


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, December 2, 2019.                  


Across the southern plains -              


In Oklahoma, winter wheat emerged reached 96%, up 2 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. The 2020 wheat crop is currently called 45% good to excellent. Soybeans harvested reached 84%. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 54% good to excellent, 36% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested reached 83%, up 3 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 55% good to excellent, 36% fair and 9% poor to very poor.                  


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


In Kansas, winter wheat emerged reached 92%, near 89% last year and 96% on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 46% good to excellent, 38% fair and 16% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested was 71%, well ahead of 47% last year and ahead of 64% on average. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 57% good to excellent, 29% fair and 14% poor to very poor.                  


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 91%, ahead of 90% last year and on par with the average. Winter wheat emerged reached 79%, behind 80% last year and behind 81% on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 29% good to excellent, 42% fair and 29% poor to very poor. Cotton harvested reached 74%, ahead of 60% last year and 65% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 23% good to excellent, 45% fair and 32% poor to very poor. Soybeans harvested reached 93%, on par with last year and behind 92% 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 15% good to excellent, 40% fair and 45% poor to very poor.   


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



   

 

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