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Crop Ratings Slip for Corn, Soybeans and Sorghum in Latest Report- Updated with Oklahoma Details

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 05:18:33 CDT

Crop Ratings Slip for Corn, Soybeans and Sorghum in Latest Report- Updated with Oklahoma Details USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report Monday shows good to excellent corn condition is down 2 percentage points. Soybean crop condition fell 3 points. The cotton crop conditions are up 2 points from a week ago. The grain sorghum crop fell in the good to excellent condition, down 3 percentage points. Winter and Spring wheat harvest is complete.

The U.S. has 73% of its corn crop in the dough stage vs. 68% five-year average. The report shows 22% of the corn crop is in the dented stage, on track with the five-year average. The U.S. corn condition rating is marked at 62% good to excellent vs. 64% a week ago.

It is estimated that 94% of the nation’s soybean crop is blooming, on track with the 5-year average. The U.S. has 81% of soybeans setting pods vs. a 79% five-year average. For soybeans, 57% is rated good to excellent, down from 60% a week ago.

Looks like 75% of the U.S. cotton crop is setting bolls vs. 82% five-year average. Bolls opening is at 10%, down from 15% five-year average. The good to excellent rating for cotton sits at 67%, up from 65% last week.

The U.S. grain sorghum crop is now 82% headed, up compared to 79% five-year average. Sorghum coloring is estimated at 31%, down from 36% five-year average. The good to excellent sorghum crop condition is 60%, down from 63% last week.

Finally, pasture and range conditions fell one percentage point this week, to 29% good to excellent. Fair conditions are 27%, with poor to very poor conditions at 44%. Drought conditions in the western half of the country show those states have high percentages of poor to very poor pasture conditions.

Click here, for the complete National Crop Progress report released on Monday, August 16, 2021 by USDA NASS.


UPDATED- The Oklahoma Crop Progress and Summary was UPDATED late Monday evening- According to the latest report- Oklahoma's Row Crops were making good progress-

"Corn silk reached 95 percent. Corn dough reached 50 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Corn dented reached 3 percent. Sorghum headed reached 71 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 25 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal. Soybeans blooming reached 68 percent, up 7 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 39 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Peanuts pegging reached 72 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 99 percent, unchanged from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 65 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 1 point from normal."

Click here for the complete report from NASS for Oklahoma dated August 15th.


According to the Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report, Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 24% fair, 52% good, and 10% excellent. Corn silking was 97%, near 98% for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 74%, behind 79% last year, and near 76% average. Dented was 25%, behind 38% last year and 36% average.

Soybean condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 28% fair, 55% good, and 7% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 85%, near 89% both last year and average. Setting pods was 60%, behind 72% last year and 66% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 30% fair, 56% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum headed was 75%, near 77% last year and 73% average. Coloring was 15%, near 16% last year and 14% average.

Cotton condition rated 0% very poor, 11% poor, 38% fair, 43% good, and 8% excellent. Cotton
squaring was 97%, ahead of 92% last year and 90% average. Setting bolls was 79%, well ahead
of 54% last year and 48% average. Bolls opening was 5%, near 3% last year and 2% average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 5% very poor, 13% poor, 33%
fair, 46% good, and 3% excellent.

Click here, for the full Kansas Crop Progress report.


Corn harvested was 20%, down 8 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal.

Soybeans dropping leaves was 33 %, up 4 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal.

Cotton bolls opening reached 12%, down 6 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal.

Sorghum harvested was 42%, down 12 points from the previous year and down 11 points from normal.

Range and Pasture is 48% good to excellent, 31% fair and 21% poor to very poor. 2021 index is 68%, up from 48% last year.

Click here, for the full Texas Crop Progress report.



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