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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Few Obstacles As Nation's Crops Race Towards Maturity

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:46:56 CDT

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Few Obstacles As Nation's Crops Race Towards Maturity There does not appear to be any major obstacles standing in the way of another bin-busting crop as we look at the latest USDA Crop Progress Report. We’re past the halfway mark in the growing season and the crops are all ahead of maturity schedule.

In the 18 major corn growing states, 59 percent of the crop has entered the dough stage, 7 points ahead of the 5-year average and 11 percent has dented, which is right on schedule.

The corn crop is rated 71 percent in the good to excellent category (72 percent last week), 21 percent is fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Several states, including Tennessee, South Dakota, Kentucky and Minnesota are above the 80-percentile mark for good to excellent rated corn crops.

For the soybean crop, 92 percent has bloomed, (3 points ahead of 5-year average) and 75 percent have set pods (7 points ahead of the average).

The soybean crop is rated 74 percent in the good to excellent category (73 percent last week), 21 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

South Dakota (85 percent good to excellent) and Nebraska (81 percent) have the best soybean crops this week.

The cotton crop is also maturing fast as 71 percent has set bolls and 9 percent of the crop has open bolls.

Condition is less desirable as only 42 percent is rated good to excellent (45 percent last week), 35 percent is fair and 23 percent poor to very poor. Although Arizona’s crop is rated 96 percent good to excellent and Arkansas is at 87 percent.

In the six major grain sorghum states, 70 percent of the crop is headed (69 percent is the 5-year average) and 27 percent is coloring (31 percent for the 5-year average).

The grain sorghum crop is rated 58 percent in the good to excellent category (55 percent last week), 30 percent is fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.

Kansas (72 percent good to excellent) and Nebraska (65 percent) have the best grain sorghum crops this week.

Once again, the nation’s pasture and range conditions are showing stress in the west and Rocky Mountain states.

Overall, 34 percent of the pasture and range is in the good to excellent category, (36 percent last week), 35 percent fair and 31 percent poor to very poor.

To view the national crop progress report, click here.

In Oklahoma, corn silk reached 95 percent, up 7 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal.

Corn dough reached 43 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal.

The corn crop is rated 65 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

The Oklahoma grain sorghum crop headed reached 60 percent, up 14 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Grain sorghum coloring reached 25 percent, up 16 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The Oklahoma grain sorghum crop is rated 44 percent good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 15 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming in Oklahoma reached 53 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Soybeans setting pods reached 20 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal.

The Oklahoma soybean crop is rated 64 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and only 3 percent is rated poor.

Cotton squaring in Oklahoma reached 95 percent, unchanged from the previous year and unchanged from normal.

Cotton setting bolls reached 55 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal.

The Oklahoma cotton crop is rated 63 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and only 1 percent in the poor category this week.

The third cutting of alfalfa hay reached 73 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 9 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 1 point from normal.

The second cutting of other hay reached 50 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions were rated at 38 percent good to excellent, 46 percent fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma crop report, click here.

The Kansas corn crop condition is rated 62 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor.       

Corn silking was 95 percent, near the 91 percent level at this time last year, and equal to the five-year average.

Dough stage was 67 percent, ahead of the 50 percent level last year and 61 percent average.

Dented was 26 percent, ahead of the 18 percent last year and 20 percent average.

The Kansas soybean crop condition is rated 70 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming was 85 percent, ahead of the 68 percent mark last year, and near the 81 percent average.

Setting pods was 64 percent, well ahead of the 34 percent level last year, and ahead of the 51 percent average.

The Kansas grain sorghum crop condition is rated 72 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

Grain sorghum headed was 63 percent, well ahead of the 41 percent mark last year, and ahead of the 58 percent average.

Coloring was 9 percent, near the 5 percent mark last year and 7 percent average.

Kansas cotton condition is rated 46 percent good to excellent, 47 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton setting bolls was 40 percent, ahead of the 35 percent point last year, and near the 37 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions are rated 54 percent good to excellent,31 percent fair and 15 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas crop progress report, click here.

In Texas, corn harvest continued to progress in areas of the state that had not already finished. Producers applied irrigation in areas of the Northern High Plains with harvest set to begin soon.

The Texas corn crop is rated 50 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.

Dryland cotton continued to suffer due to lack of moisture in areas of the Texas Edwards Plateau, the Southern High Plains and the Low Plains, and therefore would be plowed under.

Cotton bolls were opening in areas of South Texas region and harvest should begin soon.

Meanwhile, cotton damage caused by hurricane Hanna’s high winds continued to be assessed in areas of the Lower Valley.

Overall, the Texas cotton crop is rated only 22 percent in the good to excellent category, 43 percent fair and 45 percent in the poor to very poor category.

Texas grain sorghum harvest was progressing in the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, and the Coastal Bend and was complete or nearly complete in South Texas and the Lower Valley.

The Texas grain sorghum crop is rated 43 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor.

Supplemental feeding continued in the Texas Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Edwards Plateau, and South and South Central Texas due to dry conditions.

Flies continued to be a problem for livestock in areas of North East Texas.

Texas pasture and range conditions were rated 22 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 42 percent in the poor to very poor category.

To view the Texas crop progress report, click here.

   

 

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