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USDA Weekly Crop Progress *Audio*

USDA Weekly Crop Progress *Audio*
Wheat Field North of Great Bend Kansas 4-6-2018
Wheat Plant North of Great Bend Kansas 4-6-2018
Wheat Field North West of Great Bend Kansas 4-6-2018

Listen to the Report Here: http://post.futurimedia.com/krvnam/playlist/crop-progress-report-4-9-3870.html

OMAHA (DTN) — U.S. winter wheat condition worsened last week, according to USDA’s latest weekly Crop Progress report issued Monday.

For the week ended April 8, 2018, winter wheat was rated only 30% in good-to-excellent condition, down 2 percentage points from 32% the previous week and well below 53% at the same time last year. It is the crop’s lowest good-to-excellent rating in over 20 years.

Thirty-five percent of winter wheat was rated poor to very poor, up 5 percentage points from 30% the previous week and well above 13% last year.

Based on USDA’s condition ratings, DTN’s Winter Wheat Index was 50, the lowest rating back to at least 1996-97, said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.

USDA also reported national corn planting progress for this first time this season. As of Sunday, 2% of corn was planted, down 1 percentage point from last year but equal to the five-year average.

Sorghum was 17% planted, compared to 18% last year and a 15% five-year average. Oats were 27% planted as of April 8, compared to 32% last year and a 34% average. Emergence was at 25%, compared to 26% last year and a 27% average.

Cotton planting was 7% complete, compared to 6% last year and a 5% average. Rice was 21% planted, compared to 29% last year and a 22% average. Eleven percent of rice was emerged.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Planted 2 NA 3 2
Cotton Planted 7 7 6 5
Sorghum Planted 17 9 18 15
Spring Wheat Planted 2 NA 4 6
Winter Wheat Headed 3 NA 8 4
Barley Planted 4 NA 8 12
Oats Planted 27 26 32 34
Oats Emerged 25 25 26 27
Rice Planted 21 17 29 22
Rice Emerged 11 6 12 8
National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Winter Wheat 14 21 35 26 4 11 19 38 28 4 3 10 34 46 7

 

For the whole report visit: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/CropProg/CropProg-04-09-2018.pdf

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