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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Winter Wheat Planting Over One-Third Complete As Fall Harvest Quickly Advances

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Winter Wheat Planting Over One-Third Complete As Fall Harvest Quickly Advances

With fall harvest in full swing across the country the emphasis in the latest USDA Crop Progress Report shifts to planting of winter crops, primarily winter wheat in the High Plains.

In the 18 major winter wheat producing states, 35 percent of the crop has been planted and 10 percent has emerged.

Colorado (66 percent), Nebraska (60 percent) and Washington (59 percent) have all passed the halfway mark towards completion.

The nation’s corn harvest is 15 percent complete with North Carolina (74 percent) and Texas (70 percent) leading the way.

Soybean farmers have completed 20 percent of the harvest with Louisiana (72 percent), Minnesota and Mississippi both at 31 percent complete.

Cotton harvest stands at 13 percent with Louisiana (23 percent) and Texas (22 percent) showing the most progress.

Approximately 31 percent of the grain sorghum has been harvested with Texas almost finished at 85 percent.

Condition reports on all the major summer crops remain basically unchanged this week.

The nation’s pasture and range conditions are about the same this week with 26 percent in the good to excellent category, 34 percent fair and 40 percent poor to very poor.

To view the national crop report, click here.

For Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 27 percent, down 11 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Winter wheat emerged reached 7 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal.

Corn mature reached 75 percent, up 11 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

Corn harvested reached 30 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal.

Grain sorghum maturity reached 50 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 7 points from normal.

Grain sorghum harvested reached 20 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 9 points from normal.

Oklahoma soybeans dropping leaves reached 33 percent, up 16 points from the previous year and up 6 points from normal.

Soybeans harvested reached 3 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Peanuts mature reached 51 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 6 points from normal.

Peanuts harvested reached 2 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Oklahoma cotton bolls opening reached 55 percent, down 9 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Cotton harvest has not started yet in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma cotton crop is rated at 62 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 87 percent, up 9 points from the previous year and up 11 points from normal.

The fifth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 9 percent, up 9 points from the previous year and up 8 points from normal.

The second cutting of other hay reached 90 percent, unchanged from the previous year but up 5 points from normal.

The third cutting of other hay reached 40 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but up 5 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated at 37 percent good to excellent, 37 percent fair and 26 percent poor to very poor.   

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For the state of Kansas, winter wheat planted was 35 percent complete, ahead of 26 percent last year and 25 percent for the five-year average.

Kansas wheat emerged was 10 percent, near the 9 percent mark for last year and 7 percent average.

Corn acres harvested was 29 percent, near 25 percent last year, but behind 35 percent average.

Kansas soybeans dropping leaves was 68 percent, well ahead of 39 percent last year, and ahead of 51 percent average.

Soybean acres harvested was 10 percent, ahead of 1 percent last year and 5 percent average.

Kansas grain sorghum maturity was 45 percent, ahead of 33 percent last year, and equal to average.

Grain sorghum acres harvested was 6 percent, near 5 percent last year and 9 percent average.

Kansas cotton bolls opening was 54 percent, ahead of 41 percent last year and 45 percent average.

Cotton acres harvested was 1 percent, near the 2 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions are rated 39 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 25 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas crop progress report, click here.
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Kansas/Publications/Crop_Progress_and_Condition/2020/KS-weekly0928.pdf

For Texas, some producers in the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands regions delayed seeding small grain crops in order to treat fields for army worms.

Meanwhile, planting continued in areas of the Southern High and Low Plains, the Northern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, and South Texas.

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