USDA's First National Crop Progres Report This Spring Shows Wet, Cool Conditions Delaying Corn Planting, Oklahoma Wheat Crop Continues to Look GreatMon, 06 Apr 2020 17:08:43 CDT
In the first major national crop progress report released Monday by the USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, we’re seeing cotton and grain sorghum planting progress slightly ahead of normal. In the 15 major cotton states so far, progress is rated at 7 percent, compared to 5 percent last year. In the 6 major grain sorghum states, only Texas is showing any progress with about half of their crop planted.
Wet, cool conditions have delayed corn planting progress to the point of USDA saying it will publish that category next week. No states in the traditional corn belt are reporting corn plantings.
However, checking the individual state reports, we noticed Texas has planted 57 percent of their corn crop, compared to 5-year average of 49 percent. In Kansas, corn planted is 1 percent so far this spring, compared to near percent 2 percent last year and 4 percent for the five-year average.
Other states reporting corn acres planted included Arkansas at 3 percent, compared to 5-year average of 32 percent.
To look at the complete national report, click here
Oklahoma continues to lead the major winter wheat states with the highest rated crop at 73 percent in the good to excellent category. This compares to a national average in the 18 major winter wheat states of 62 percent.
Winter wheat jointing reached 62 percent in Oklahoma, up 10 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.
To look at the Oklahoma report, click here.
In Kansas, the winter wheat condition rated 49 percent in the good to excellent category, 38 percent fair and 13 percent in the poor to very category.
To look at the Kansas report, click here.
For our neighbors to the south in Texas, the winter wheat is rated 62 percent in the good to excellent category, a 6 percent jump from last week. This week, 29 percent of the Teas crop is fair (about the same as last week), and 9 percent is rated poor to very poor (last week it was 18 percent).
To look at the Texas report, click here.
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