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Nation's Summer Crops in Great Shape as Wheat Harvest is One-Third Complete

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 16:38:10 CDT

Nation's Summer Crops in Great Shape as Wheat Harvest is One-Third Complete The nationís summer crops continue to prosper as winter wheat harvest is more than one-third complete according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Corn and soybean crops are virtually unchanged from last weekís condition.

In the 18 major corn producing states, the crop is rated 64 percent good to excellent (65 percent last week and 73 percent a year ago), 28 percent fair 8 percent poor to very poor.

The only corn producing states struggling this week are North (22 percent poor to very poor) and South Dakota (25 percent poor to very poor) where exceptional drought is severely impacting the crop.

An identical scenario is playing out for soybeans as the 60 percent of the nationís crop is rated good to excellent (same as last week), 31 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

Again, the North (31 percent poor to very poor) and South Dakota (23 percent poor to very poor) crops are struggling.

The U.S. cotton crop is rated 52 percent good to excellent (same as last week), 41 percent fair and 7 percent por to very poor.

The grain sorghum crop is rated 70 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

The winter wheat harvest in the 18 major producing states is 33 percent complete, down 7 points from the average for this time of year.

The nationís pasture and rangelands continue to show drought stress as only 31 percent of the acres are rated good to excellent (32 percent last week and 42 percent a year ago), 26 percent fair and 43 percent poor to very poor.

Drought is taking its toll on pasture and rangeland in the west, southwest and north. Washington (77 percent poor to very poor), Oregon (67 percent poor to very poor), New Mexico (72 percent poor to very poor) and Arizona (88 percent poor to very poor) are showing the most impact.

To view the national report, click here.

For Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 80 percent, down 14 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal.

Canola harvested reached 70 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 11 points from normal.

Corn silk reached 15 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 7 points from normal.

The Oklahoma corn crop is rated 82 percent good to excellent, 17 percent fair and 1 percent poor.

Sorghum planted reached 80 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal.

Sorghum headed reached 1 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 5 points from normal.

The sorghum crop is rated 80 percent good to excellent, 19 percent fair and 1 percent poor.

Soybeans planted reached 65 percent, down 14 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal.

Soybeans emerged reached 42 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 22 points from normal.

The Oklahoma soybean crop is rated 73 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 3 percent poor.

Peanuts planted reached 95 percent, up 11 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Peanuts pegging reached 14 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The peanut crop is rated 93 percent good, 7 percent fair.

Cotton planted reached 92 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal.

Cotton squaring reached 11 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 7 points from normal.

The Oklahoma cotton crop is rated 83 percent good, 13 percent fair and 4 percent poor.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 95 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.

The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 49 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal.

The first cutting of other hay reached 77 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 3 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 62 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

In Kansas, the winter wheat harvest is 41 percent complete, near the 44 percent last year and behind 48 percent for the five-year average.

The wheat condition rated 62 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor.

The Kansas corn crop condition rated 69 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.       

Soybean condition rated 64 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.   
   
Blooming was 15 percent, ahead of 7 percent last year and 6 percent average.

Sorghum condition rated 73 percent good to excellent,23 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.                  

The Kansas cotton crop condition rated 48 percent good to excellent, 46 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton squaring was 29 percent, near 25 percent last year, and ahead of 18 percent average.

Sunflowers planted was 89 percent, near 87 percent last year, and ahead of 84 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 61 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat harvested for grain reached 75 percent, down 19 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal.

Winter wheat harvest in the High and Low Plains continued.

Farmers across the state continued cutting and baling hay.

Corn silking reached 58 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal.

Corn in the Lower Valley was progressing well and nearing harvest.

The Texas corn crop is rated 76 percent good to excellent, 20 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton squaring reached 29 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 2 points from normal.

Producers worked on spraying cotton fields in the Upper Coast.

The cotton crop is rated 36 percent good to excellent, 55 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum coloring reached 41 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal.

The Texas sorghum crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent 24 percent fair and 2 percent poor.

Sunflower and grain sorghum harvest in the Lower Valley had begun.

Pecans in the Trans-Pecos were progressing well.

Irrigated watermelon and cantaloupe in South Texas also progressed well.

Insects were bothering livestock in the Northern High Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, and East Texas.

Hay grazing season in the Trans-Pecos commenced.

Texas pasture and range conditions were rated 47 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 30 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.


   


 

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