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Wheat Harvest Makes Progress Despite Rain Delays And Most Crops Looking Good According to Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 16:31:04 CDT

Wheat Harvest Makes Progress Despite Rain Delays And Most Crops Looking Good According to Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Combines are starting to roll across the southern Plains after being stalled by spring rains and most of the spring and summer crops are looking good according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Nationwide, 90 percent of the corn crop has emerged (8 points ahead of normal) and the crop is rated 72 percent in the good to excellent category, about the same as a year ago.

The balance of the corn crop is rated 23 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

Soybean farmers are also smiling, having completed 90 percent of the planting chores (11 points ahead of normal) with 76 percent emerged (17 points ahead of normal).

The soybean crop is rated 67 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton farmers have 71 percent of their crop, 7 points behind normal for this time of year.

The cotton crop is rated 46 percent good to excellent, (43 percent last week), 39 percent fair and 15 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum producers have plant 52 percent of their crop, 7 points behind normal.

The sorghum crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and just 3 percent poor to very poor.

Nationwide, just 2 percent of the hard red winter wheat crop is harvested, which is 5 points behind normal.

Maturity of the winter wheat crop is about normal standing at 85 percent headed.

The condition of the winter wheat crop continues to improve as late rains are adding bushels. The crop is now rated 50 percent good to excellent (48 percent last week and 51 percent a year ago), 32 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor.

The best wheat condition is in Kansas where 65 percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Spring rains have also improved pasture and rangeland conditions as 35 percent of acres are rated good to excellent (31 percent last week but 49 percent a year ago), 28 percent fair and 37 percent poor to very poor.

States in the southwest and far north are showing drought stress as more than half of their pasture and rangeland is rated poor to very poor.

To view the national crop progress report, click here.

For Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 2 percent, down 14 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal.

The Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 60 percent good to excellent (57 percent last week), 31 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

Canola coloring reached 65 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 21 points from normal.

Corn planted reached 78 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 11 points from normal.

Corn emerged reached 68 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal.

Sorghum planted reached 33 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 36 percent, down 35 points from the previous year and down 21 points from normal.

Peanuts planted reached 47 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 24 points from normal.

Cotton planted reached 44 percent, up 18 points from the previous year but down 9 points from normal.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 45 percent, down 17 points from the previous year and down 30 points from normal.

The first cutting of other hay reached 50 percent, down 4 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions were rated at 66 percent good to excellent (57 percent last week), 33 percent fair and 1 percent poor. Oklahoma does not have any pasture and range land rated very poor this week.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition is rated 65 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.     

Winter wheat coloring was 49 percent, behind 55 percent last year and 59 percent for the five year average.

Kansas corn condition is rated 76 percent good to excellent 19 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.            

Corn planted was 90 percent, behind 96 percent last year, and near 94 percent average.

Emerged was 74 percent, behind 84 percent last year and 83 percent average.

Kansas soybean condition rated 66 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 5 percent por to very poor.       

Soybeans planted was 68 percent, behind 77 percent last year, but ahead of 62 percent average.

Emerged was 49 percent, behind 57 percent last year, but ahead of 43 percent average.

Sorghum condition rated 73 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and just 1 percent poor.

Sorghum planted was 30 percent, behind 48 percent last year and 37 percent average.

Cotton condition rated 55 percent good to excellent, 42 percent fair and just 3 percent poor.       

Cotton planted was 89 percent, near 91 percent last year, but well ahead of 69 percent average.

Sunflowers planted was 40 percent, behind 47 percent last year, but ahead of 34 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated75 percent good to excellent, 21 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat harvested for grain reached 20 percent, down 30 points from the previous year and down 20 points from normal.

Winter wheat harvest and hay cuttings were delayed further in some areas of the Northern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Upper Coast, and East Texas due to excess moisture.

Small grains in the Southern Low Plains were reaching maturity for harvest.

The Texas winter wheat crop is rated 29 percent good to excellent, 42 percent fair and 29 percent poor to very poor.

Corn silking reached 49 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 6 points from normal.

Corn was beginning to get oversaturated in some areas of the Blacklands.

Cotton planted reached 60 percent, down 12 points from both the previous year and normal.

Cotton squaring reached 12 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal.

Cotton planting was delayed throughout the High and Low Plains due to precipitation.

Sorghum headed reached 40 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal.

Corn and sorghum in Edwards Plateau were progressing well with recent moisture.

Statewide, the Texas cotton crop is rated 29 percent good to excellent, 50 percent fair and 21 percent poor to very poor.

The Texas sorghum crop is rated 80 percent good to excellent, 15 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans emerged reached 58 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal.

Vegetable planting in Northeast Texas was slowed due to wet field conditions.

Sweet corn harvest in South Texas continued.

Cantaloupes and watermelons were progressing well in South Texas as watermelon harvest in the Lower Valley continued.

Supplemental feeding continued to decline across the state. Insects were bothering livestock in some areas of the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Coastal Bend, and Northeast Texas.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 51 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 25 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas crop progress report, click here.


   

 

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