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Major Corn States' Acres Nearing 90 Percent Planted As Combines Wait On Wheat To Mature.

Tue, 26 May 2020 16:12:43 CDT

Major Corn States' Acres Nearing 90 Percent Planted As Combines Wait On Wheat To Mature. Corn planting is nearing completion in the 18 major corn producing states with many areas now showing better than 90 percent complete. Overall, the latest USDA national crop progress report indicates 88 percent has been planted, an 8 percent increase from last week and slightly ahead of the 5-year average of 82 percent.

Nebraska and Iowa farmers have planted 97 percent of their corn crop while Illinois farmers have 89 percent planted.

Sixty-four percent of the corn crop has emerged, and 70 percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

In the 18 major soybean states, 65 percent has been planted, which is 10 points ahead of the 5-year average.

Cotton farmers have planted 53 percent of their crop, right at the 5-year average.

In the six major grain sorghum states 39 percent has been planted, one point ahead of the average.

With combines starting to roll through the winter wheat crop in southern Texas, 54 percent of the national winter wheat crop is rated 54 percent in the good to excellent category this week, a 2-point improvement from last week.

Oklahoma continues to lead the way for regional winter wheat conditions as 60 percent Is rated good to excellent this week, a 7-point improvement from last week.

The nationís pasture and range conditions have deteriorated this week as 50 percent is rated good to excellent, a three percent drop from last week as the drought is impacting conditions in the west.

To view the national crop progress report, click here.

For Oklahoma winter wheat headed reached 95 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 3 points from normal.

Oklahoma corn producers have planted 79 percent of the crop, up 18 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.

Sorghum planted reached 15 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 21 points from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 55 percent in Oklahoma, up 24 points from the previous year and up 22 points from normal.

Cotton planted reached 11 percent, down 9 points from the previous year and down 21 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 56 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 9 percent poor.

To view the Oklahoma crop progress report, click here.

In Kansas, there is not much change in the winter wheat condition this week as 40 percent of the crop is rated good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 24 percent poor to very poor.

Corn planted was at 87 percent, well ahead of the 67 percent last year, and ahead of the 81 percent average. Emerged was 60 percent, ahead of the 46 percent last year, and equal to average.

Pasture and range conditions in Kansas are rated 56 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and11 percent por to very poor.   

To view the Kansas report, click here.

For Texas, small grain harvest progressed in some areas of the state, while producers waited for fields to mature in other areas. In the Northern High Plains region of Texas, winter wheat had matured rapidly due to favorable weather conditions. Grazing of winter wheat continued in areas of the Edwards Plateau, the Northern Low Plains and the Blacklands. In the Northern Low Plains, harvest expectations were held in check by freeze damage in April followed by extreme heat and hail damage in areas last week.

Row crop planting continued across most areas of Texas, although some producers in the Northern High Plains region delayed planting dryland cotton. Hail and heavy rains damaged cotton in some areas of the Southern High Plains and the Edwards Plateau. Meanwhile, row crops throughout much of the state continued to progress with recent precipitation.

Texas pasture and range conditions were rated 35 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 25 percent in the poor to very poor condition.

To view the Texas crop report, click here.



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