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Crop Progress Rates Slow as Winter Wheat Planting and Corn and Bean Harvest Nears Completion

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:19:35 CST

Crop Progress Rates Slow as Winter Wheat Planting and Corn and Bean Harvest Nears Completion In the latest crop progress report released Monday, November 13, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop's harvest at 83 percent complete compared to 70 percent a week ago and last year's progress at this same time at 92 percent - and still lagging behind the average of 91. The US soybean crop is 93 percent harvested, up from 90 percent last week and just behind last year's 96 percent and the average of 95. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 93 percent, down 4 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 86 percent, down 3 points from normal. Winter wheat condition this week rates 41 percent good to excellent, 53 fair, and 6 poor to very poor. Corn harvested reached 95 percent, down 3 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 80 percent, down 5 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 48 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 50 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 97 percent, equal to last year, and near 99 for the five-year average. Emerged was 84 percent, behind 90 last year and 91 the average. Corn harvested was 93 percent, behind 99 last year, and near 96 the average. Sorghum harvested was 77 percent, behind 90 last year and 84 the average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 10 excellent. Cotton harvested was 25 percent, behind 33 last year and 41 the average. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, the past two weeks' precipitation and humidity improved the winter wheat conditions while wheat seeding continued across much of the state. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 89 percent complete, compared to 88 last year and 87 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 78 percent, ahead of last year by 6 and ahead of the average by 7. Winter wheat condition is rated this week at 46 percent good to excellent, 40 fair and 14 poor to very poor. Currently, corn harvested is up 3 points this week from last at 95 percent complete, just behind the average of 96. Cotton harvested is at 55 percent, ahead of the average by 2. Sorghum harvested in the state has reached 91 percent complete, ahead of last year by 5 and the average by 4. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.





   

 

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