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USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Fall Harvest, Winter Wheat Plantings Mostly Complete And Well Ahead of Schedule

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 16:38:06 CST

USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Fall Harvest, Winter Wheat Plantings Mostly Complete And Well Ahead of Schedule The latest USDA Crop Progress report is showing everything from fall harvest to winter wheat emergence running ahead of normal progress for this time compared to the normal 5-year average mark.

This has been the trend most of this year.

Corn producers in the 18 major states have completed 91 percent of the harvest, which is well ahead of the 80 percent average.

Ohio (64 percent), Pennsylvania (72 percent) and Wisconsin (78 percent) are lagging other states but making rapid progress. Even though they are lagging, their completion rate is still ahead of the norm for those particular states.

Same story for the soybean producing states where harvest is 92 percent complete, two points ahead of normal.

The one outlier is North Carolina at 48 percent, but again this is not too unusual as it is only 2 points behind normal for North Carolina.

Cotton harvest is 61 percent complete, 4 points ahead of normal.

Kansas (31 percent) and Virginia (35 percent) have the most cotton acres left to harvest.

Grain sorghum is nearly complete at 90 percent, 10 points ahead of normal.

Oklahoma, at 75 percent, is lagging the field.

Winter wheat producers have planted 93 percent of the crop, a 2-point improvement from last week and 2 points ahead of normal.

Wheat emergence, at 79 percent is one point ahead of normal for this time of year.

Recent rains in the southern High Plains may allow for some winter wheat pasture as fields have dramatically improved in recent days.

The condition of the wheat crop is rated at 45 percent good to excellent (43 percent last week), 38 percent fair and 17 percent poor to very poor.

To view the national crop progress report, click here.

For Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 95 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 4 points from normal.

Winter wheat emerged reached 82 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 52 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Canola planted reached 87 percent, up 26 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Canola emerged reached 70 percent, up 38 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Corn harvest reached 95 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.

Grain sorghum harvest reached 75 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal.

The Oklahoma soybean harvest reached 55 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 7 points from normal.

Peanuts harvested reached 74 percent, unchanged from the previous year and unchanged from normal.

Cotton harvest reached 42 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The fifth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 45 percent, up 45 points from the previous year and up 9 points from normal.

The third cutting of other hay reached 65 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The fourth cutting of other hay reached 27 percent, up 17 points from the previous year but down 16 points from normal.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 22 percent good to excellent, 44 percent fair and 34 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat producers have planted 97 percent of their crop, which is 2 points ahead of normal.

Winter wheat condition in Kansas is rated 31 percent good to excellent, 46 percent fair and 23 percent poor to very poor.      

Winter wheat emerged was 84 percent, ahead of 77 percent last year, and near 80 percent for the five-year average.

Kansas corn harvest was 94 percent complete, ahead of 88 percent last year, and near 92 percent average.

Soybean acres harvested was 90 percent, well ahead of the 79 percent mark last year and 83 percent average.

Kansas grain sorghum harvest was 85 percent complete, ahead of 80 percent last year and 75 percent average.

Cotton harvest was 31 percent, ahead of 24 percent last year and 23 percent average.

Sunflowers harvested was 79 percent, near 76 percent last year, and ahead of 67 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 25 percent good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 34 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas crop progress report, click here.

For our neighbors to the south in Texas, winter wheat seedings stalled in some areas of South-Central Texas, the Edwards Plateau, South Texas, and the High Plains, where conditions were less than favorable.

However, some winter wheat seedings continued to progress in areas of the Edwards Plateau, the Blacklands, the Cross Timbers, and the Low Plains, where conditions were more favorable.

Statewide, Texas winter wheat acres planted reached 82 percent, just one percent ahead of normal.

Development of emerging winter wheat continues to make favorable progress in some counties in the Northern High Plains and the Blacklands.

Overall emergence in Texas was rated at 65 percent, two point behind the average.

Texas cotton harvest continues to progress in areas of the High and Low Plains and the Edwards Plateau.

However, some cotton producers in the Low Plains continued to assess potential crop loss and damage from the previous freeze which occurred last week.

Statewide, cotton harvest is 62 percent, 14 points ahead of last year16 points ahead of normal.

Peanut harvest continued in areas of the Southern High Plains, the Cross Timbers, and South Texas.

Pecan producers in the Cross Timbers and the Edwards Plateau assessed the extent of possible freeze damage in some of their orchards.

Pecan harvest continued in areas of South Central Texas, the Edwards Plateau, the Cross Timbers, and South Texas.

Citrus harvest continued in the Lower Valley, while vegetable harvest also continued to make good progress.

Supplemental feeding continued in the Northern High Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, South Central Texas, the Upper Coast and South Texas.

Stock tank levels continued to fall in some areas of South Texas and the Cross Timbers.

Feral hogs continued to be a problem in areas of East Texas and the Blacklands.

To view the Texas crop progress report, click here.


   

 

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