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Corn Planting Mostly Complete As Combines Roll Across Texas And Oklahoma Wheat Fields

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 16:17:45 CDT

Corn Planting Mostly Complete As Combines Roll Across Texas And Oklahoma Wheat Fields Corn producers in the 18 major corn producing states are starting off June with 93 percent of their crop in the ground. This week’s USDA crop progress reports indicates that is 5 points ahead of last week and 4 points ahead of the 5-year average. Farmers in Nebraska, Minnesota and North Carolina are 99 or 100 percent complete. Farmers in North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania have at least 75 to 80 percent planted.

Soybean producers have 75 percent of the crop planted, which is 10 percent ahead of last week and 7 points ahead of the 5-year average.

In the cotton states, 66 percent of the crop is in the ground, which is right at the norm for this time of year. One number that stands out is Oklahoma farmers have planted only 14 percent of their crop, when the 5-year average is 42 percent.

Grain sorghum producers in the six major states have planted 49 percent of their crop, 3 points ahead of normal.

Winter wheat producers have already harvested 3 percent of the crop as combines have started rolling in Texas and Oklahoma.

The nation’s winter wheat crop is rated 64 percent in the good to excellent category, a 10-point improvement from last week.

To view the national crop progress report, click here.

With combines quickly moving through southern and southwestern Oklahoma, the overall crop condition is rated at 56 percent in the good to excellent category, a 4 percent drop from last week, 28 percent is rated fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.

Corn planted reached 83 percent, up 10 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal.

Sorghum planted reached 34 percent, up 12 points from the previous year but down 9 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 68 percent, up 29 points from the previous year and up 28 points from normal.

Peanuts planted reached 25 percent in Oklahoma, down 14 points from the previous year and down 46 points from normal.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 47 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 48 percent good to excellent this week (down 8 points from last week), with 40 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma crop progress report, click here.

In the top winter wheat producing state of Kansas this week, the crop is rated 42 percent good to excellent (a 2 percent improvement), 33 percent fair and 25 percent poor to very poor.

Corn planted was 92 percent, ahead of 76 percent mark last year, and near the 88 average. Emerged was 74 percent, ahead of 57 percent last year, and near the 73 percent average.
Corn condition is rated 67 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

Kansas soybean farmers have planted 62 percent, well ahead of the 25 percent last year and 40 percent average

Sorghum planted stands at 27 percent, well ahead of 7 percent last year, and ahead of the 17 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas crop progress report, click here.

In Texas, wheat harvest continued or was completed in some areas of the state, while harvest slowed in areas of the Edwards Plateau due to recent rains. Winter Wheat harvest was just getting underway in some areas of the Northern High Plains region and was expected to begin in most areas in the next ten days.

Row crop planting continued across most areas of Texas, while dryland cotton planting was underway in the Northern High Plains. Cotton planting continued in areas of the Southern High and Low Plains, however dry land emergence was slowed by dry conditions.

Texas livestock were rated in fair to good condition in this week’s report. Supplemental feeding slowed in many areas. Pasture and range conditions were rated 39 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 21 percent poor to very poor. Stock pond levels improved in areas of North Texas. Cattle were moved to summer pastures in areas of the Southern High Plains

To view the Texas report, click here.



   

 

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