The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report indicates harvested corn reached 93 percent, above the average by 1. National soybean harvest reached 97 percent, equal to last year and 2 above the average. Harvested sorghum reached 90 percent, 4 above the average. Harvested cotton reached 61 percent, 8 points below the average. Winter wheat conditions are rated 59 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair, 7 percent poor and 2 percent very poor. Winter wheat emerged reached 84 percent, 1 below last year and equal the average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.
In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 96 percent, down 1 point from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 89 percent, unchanged from normal. Canola emerged reached 95 percent, down 2 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 88 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 95 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but up 30 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 73 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 2 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 55 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but unchanged from normal.
In Texas, seeding of winter wheat continued throughout the state last week, while oats seeding was wrapping up in many areas. Sorghum harvest was 87 percent complete, 4 points higher than last week and on par with normal. Soybeans harvested reached 86 percent, same as the previous year and lower than the average by 2. Cotton harvest was at 41 percent, trailing normal by 20 points. Winter wheat planted has reached 88 percent, which is on par with the average. Meanwhile, winter wheat emerged has reached 72 percent, just above last year by 3 and the average by 2 points.
(Source – http://www.farms.com/news/corn-harvest-wrapping-up-while-cotton-harvest-falls-behind-schedule-in-latest-progress-reports-115488.aspx)