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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Hot, Dry Weather Hurting Corn, Soybean Crops But Pushing Wheat Harvest Forward

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Hot, Dry Weather Hurting Corn, Soybean Crops But Pushing Wheat Harvest Forward

The extreme heat and drier weather took a toll on the nations corn and soybean crops during the past week as both dropped several points in overall condition according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

On the reverse side, the hot weather was good for winter wheat harvest and heat loving cotton and sorghum crops.

The nation’s corn crop is rated at 65 percent good to excellent this week, 3 points less than a week ago. The remainder is rated 29 percent fair and 6 percent good to excellent.

One year ago, the corn crop was rated 72 percent good to excellent.

The soybean crop in the 18 major producing states also took a hit with the condition dropping from 62 percent good to excellent last week to 60 percent this week.

The remainder of the soybean crop is rated 31 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

One year ago, the soybean crop was rated 70 percent good to excellent.

The cotton crop is rated 52 percent good to excellent, (45 percent last week), 42 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

One year ago, the cotton crop was rated 40 percent good to excellent.

The sorghum crop is rated 73 percent good to excellent, about the same as last week, 24 percent fair and 3 percent poor to very poor.

One year ago, the sorghum crop was rated only 47 percent good to excellent.

The nation’s pasture and rangelands are rated 32 percent good to excellent (35 percent last week), 29 percent fair and 39 percent poor to very poor.

Meanwhile, winter wheat harvest is moving quickly from just 4 percent complete last week to 17 percent complete this week.

Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas are all at 50 percent or more complete.

One year ago, the harvest stood at 26 percent complete for this date.

To view the USDA Crop Progress Report, click here.

For the state of Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 50 percent, down 29 points from the previous year and down 16 points from normal.

Canola harvested reached 39 percent, down 18 points from the previous year and down 29 points from normal.

Corn emerged reached 91 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Corn silk reached 5 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 7 points from normal.

The Oklahoma corn crop is rated 78 percent good to excellent, 21 percent fair and just 1 percent poor.

Sorghum planted reached 63 percent, down 10 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal.

Oklahoma soybeans planted reached 58 percent, down 19 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal.

Soybeans emerged reached 19 percent, down 47 points from the previous year and down 33 points from normal.

The soybean crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 3 percent poor.

Cotton planted reached 75 percent, down 8 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal.

The Oklahoma cotton crop is rated 87 percent good to excellent and 13 percent fair.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 90 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.

The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 39 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The first cutting of other hay reached 70 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated at 68 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For Kansas, the winter wheat harvest is just getting started as harvest is just 13 percent complete, behind the 23 percent mark last year and 24 percent for the 5-year average on this date.

The wheat crop condition is rated 63 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and12 percent poor to very poor.

The Kansas corn condition is rated 71 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 6 percent por to very poor.      

Corn silking was 3 percent, equal to last year, and near 5 percent average.

Soybean condition rated 68 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 8 percent por to very poor.             

Sorghum condition rated 74 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 3 percent poor to very poor.          

Kansas cotton condition rated 48 percent good to excellent48 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.         

Cotton squaring was 20 percent, ahead of 11 percent last year and 8 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 64 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

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