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USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report Show Corn and Soybeans Staying Steady

USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report Show Corn and Soybeans Staying Steady

USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report, Monday, shows corn condition holding at 60% good to excellent. Soybean crop conditions also held at 56% good to excellent. Cotton crop conditions fell, with 70% good to excellent. Good to excellent grain sorghum conditions are down to 58%. Winter and Spring wheat harvest is complete.

The U.S. has 91% of its corn crop in the dough stage vs. 89% for the five-year average. The report shows 59% of the corn crop is in the dented stage, above the five-year average. The U.S. corn condition rating is 60% good to excellent, compared to 60% last week and 62% this time last year.

The nation’s Soybean crop is done blooming. It is estimated that 93% of soybeans are setting pods, up a point from the five-year average. For soybeans, 56% is rated good to excellent, steady from last week. This time last year, good to excellent soybean crop condition rated 66%.

The cotton crop setting bolls is 86% vs. 94% for the five-year average. Keep in mind that Oklahoma’s cotton crop had a late season start. Cotton bolls opening is at 21%, down from 26% for the five-year average. Good to excellent cotton crop conditions is 70%, down just 1 point from 71% last week, but much better than 44% at this time last year.

The U.S. grain sorghum crop is now 95% headed, up from 93% for the five-year average. Sorghum coloring is estimated at 59%, up slightly compared to the five-year average of 56%. Mature sorghum is 23%, with 18% harvested so far. Good to excellent sorghum crop condition is 58%, down 4 points from 62% last week and still up compared to this time last year, with 50% of soybean crop condition rated good to excellent.

Finally, pasture and range conditions fell 1 point, ending up with 28% good to excellent. Fair conditions are steady at 28%, with 44% poor to very poor. 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 30, 2021 by USDA NASS.

Oklahoma

According to the Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition report, Oklahoma corn crop condition is 76% good to excellent, 22% fair and 2% poor to very poor. Corn dough reached 80%, down 2 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal. Corn dented reached 44%, down 5 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal.

Oklahoma grain sorghum crop condition is 71% good to excellent, 25% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Grain sorghum headed reached 90%, up 5 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 45%, up 1 point from the previous year, but down 2 points from normal. Mature sorghum reached 6%, down 2 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal.

Soybeans blooming reached 81%, down 3 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Oklahoma soybean crop condition is 60% good to excellent, 36% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Soybeans setting pods reached 58%, down 1 point from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 1 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Oklahoma cotton crop condition is 64% good to excellent, 33% fair and 3% poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls reached 77%, down 12 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 10%, down 6 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal.

Pasture and range condition is 58% good to excellent, 28% fair and 14% poor to very poor.

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