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Nation's Corn And Soybean Crops in Great Shape as Wheat Harvest Radiply Progresses

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:52:30 CDT

Nation's Corn And Soybean Crops in Great Shape as Wheat Harvest Radiply Progresses The majority of the nationís corn crop is entering the summer months in great shape as 71 percent of the crop in the 18 major corn states is rated in the good to excellent category this week according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report. Approximately 24 percent is fair, and 5 percent is rated poor to very poor. At this time last year only 59 percent of the crop was considered good to excellent.

Soybean farmers in the major states are also smiling as 72 percent of their crop is rated good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton planting is about complete as 89 percent of the crop is in the ground, still about 2 points behind the 5-year average. The cotton that has been planted is rated 43 percent in the good to excellent category (same as last week), 40 percent fair and 17 percent poor to very poor. One year ago, 49 percent of the cotton was rated in the good to excellent category.

Grain sorghum planting is nearing completion this week at 79 percent, 4 points ahead of the 5-year average. Just under half the crop (48 percent) is rated this week in the good to excellent category, 42 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

Winter wheat harvesting is quickly progressing as 15 percent of the crop has been harvested with Texas nearing completion at 68 percent.

Pasture and range conditions across the country have deteriorated this week as 45 percent is in the good to excellent category (49 percent last week and 71 percent a year ago).

To view the U.S. Crop Progress report, click here.

Oklahoma winter wheat acres harvested reached 40 percent as of the reporting deadline of June 14, up 27 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal.

Corn planted reached 90 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 5 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 83 percent, up 12 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal.

Oklahoma grain sorghum producers have planted 52 percent of the crop, up 2 points from the previous year but down 12 points from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 74 percent, up 26 points from the previous year and up 13 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 57 percent, up 44 points from the previous year and up 19 points from normal.

Cotton planted reached 60 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 19 points from normal.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 80 percent, up 8 points from the previous year but down 6 points from normal. The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 33 percent, up 22 points from the previous year and up 13 points from normal. The first cutting of other hay reached 63 percent, up 11 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.

Pasture and range condition are rated at 42 percent good to excellent this week, 35 percent fair and 23 percent poor to very poor. Livestock condition was rated at 63 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

Kansas wheat producers have harvest 9 percent of their crop, about in line with the 5-year average.

The Kansas corn crop is rated 54 percent good to excellent (60 percent last week), 37 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.            

Soybeans planted was 89 percent this week in Kansas, well ahead of the 5-year average of 76 percent. The soybean crop is rated 64 percent in the good to excellent category, 32 percent fair and 4 percent poor.

Kansas sorghum acres planted stands now at 73 percent, 10 points ahead of the 5-year average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions are rated 49 percent in the good to excellent category this week (55 percent last week), 36 percent fair and 15 percent in the poor to very poor category.

To view the Kansas crop progress report, click here.

Texas winter wheat harvest progressed rapidly and had reached the northern most tier of counties in the Northern High Plains. Winter wheat damage was reported from excess heat in some areas of the Southern Low Plains, however other areas were reporting slightly better than average yields.

Row crops continued to progress in many areas of the state while some planting continued. Peanut planting continued and corn matured in South Texas. Producers continued to assess field damage to corn and cotton due to excessive winds in the Northern Plains. Row crop irrigation continued in areas of South Texas, South East Texas, the Trans-Pecos, and the Northern High Plains. Sunflower harvest neared in areas of the Lower Valley.

Texas pasture and range conditions are rated 31 percent good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 28 percent poor to very poor.

Flies and heat continued to burden livestock in areas of the Blacklands. Grasshoppers continued to impact vegetation in areas of the Southern Low Plains

To view the Texas report, click here.


   

 

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