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U.S. Corn And Soybean Crops Continue To Look Great According To The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:45:45 CDT

U.S. Corn And Soybean Crops Continue To Look Great According To The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report The nationís corn and soybean crops continue to look great although the top ratings for corn was adjusted downward a couple of points this week in the USDA Crop Progress Report.

The corn crop is rated 71 percent in the good to excellent category (73 percent last week), 23 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

There is no change in the soybean crop rating this week as it continues at 71 percent in the good to excellent category, 24 percent is fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

The U.S. cotton crop condition in the 15 major growing states was upgraded several points this week to 43 percent in the good to excellent category (41 percent last week), 34 percent fair and 23 percent is rated poor to very poor.

The grain sorghum crop is rated 48 percent in the good to excellent category (45 percent last week), 40 percent fair and 12 percent is poor to very poor.

Winter wheat farmers have harvested 56 percent of their crop so far with harvest wrapped up for Texas and Oklahoma. Kansas is at 80 percent complete. The numbers are in line with the 5-year average for this date.

Pasture and range conditions continue to hold steady across the nation at 41 percent in the good to excellent category this week, (42 percent last week), 31 percent is fair, but 28 percent is rated poor to very poor.

The droughtís impact in the west and mountain regions is really starting to show as New Mexicoís pasture and range conditions are rated 62 percent in the poor to very poor category. California has 55 percent in the poor to very poor category and Colorado has 41 percent of their pasture and range in the poor to very poor category.

To view the national crop progress report, click here.

In Oklahoma, wheat harvest is complete and canola harvest is 75 percent complete. The canola number is down 18 points from normal.

Sorghum planted reached 95 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 4 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 84 percent, up 8 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

The Oklahoma grain sorghum crop is rated 38 percent in the good to excellent category, 46 percent fiar and 16 percent is rated poor.

The Oklahoma cotton crop is rated 79 percent in the good to excellent category, one of the top ratings compared to surrounding states of Texas (22 percent good to excellent) and Kansas (37 percent good to excellent).

The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 70 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. The third cutting of alfalfa hay reached 5 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. The first cutting of other hay reached 83 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rate 38 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 22 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma crop progress report, click here.

In Kansas, wheat farmers have harvested 80 percent of the crop, well ahead of 52 percent last year, and near the 76 percent average.

Corn condition rated 52 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 12 percent good to excellent.            

The Kansas soybean crop is rated57 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.             

The grain sorghum crop condition is rated 51 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.       

Kansas cotton condition is rated 37 percent good to excellent, 52 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor.

Pasture and range conditions in the Sunflower State are rated 40 percent good to excellent, 38 percent fair and 22 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas crop report, click here.

For our neighbors to the south, wheat harvest is complete, and many of their other crops are showing signs of drought stress.

Dryland cotton was struggling in the Plains. Irrigated cotton in the Northern High Plains had a good stand and was squaring. Some fields in the Northern Low Plains were sprayed for flea hoppers, while cutworms and grasshoppers were plaguing some fields in the Southern Low Plains. The crop was setting bolls in the Upper Coast, South Texas and the Lower Valley. Cotton continued showing progress in the Blacklands, the Trans-Pecos and South-Central Texas

Overall, the Texas cotton crop is rated 22 percent in the good to excellent category, 42 percent is fair, and 36 percent is in the poor to very poor category.

Corn was being harvested for silage in the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands regions of Texas. Corn conditions were mixed in the Blacklands as early planted fields looked good but some areas with later planting dates suffered. Harvest was ongoing in areas of the Upper Coast, South Texas and the Lower Valley.

The Texas grain sorghum crop is rated 38 percent in the good to excellent category, 44 percent is fair and 18 percent is poor to very poor.

Texas pasture and range conditions are rated 30 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 34 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.


   


 

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