Crop Progress: 49{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} of U.S. Spring Wheat Planted


The latest round of state crop progress reports came out from the USDA's National Ag Statistics Service offices on Monday.  As spring progress continues, the numbers also repeated the tale of a worsening winter wheat crop condition-wise.

Spring wheat, on a national level, is 49{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} planted compared to 24{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} last week and a 48{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} five-year average.

Winter wheat condition ratings decreased again.  It's now considered to be 44{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} poor-to-very poor.  That's a slight decrease in the last week.  Twenty-nine percent of the winter wheat nationally is rated at being in good-to-excellent condition.

Corn planting edged close to three-quarters of the way complete nationwide in the week ended May 18, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report.  At 73{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e}, progress is only three percentage points behind the five-year average.

Across our region…

Montana spring wheat is 74{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} planted, close to last year and the average.  Ahead of average is the amount of the crop that has already emerged.  At 36{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e}, that's ahead of 2013's 17{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} and the average of 31{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e}.  Sixty-four percent of the winter wheat is rated as being in good-to-excellent condition.  See full report…

In Wyoming, spring wheat planting continues to be ahead of average.  At 74{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e}, it's 33{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} ahead of last year and 12{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} ahead of the five-year average.  Fourteen percent has emerged, which is actually down from the average.  Thirty-seven percent of the winter wheat is rated as being in good-to-excellent condition.  See full report…

North Dakota spring wheat planting is moving along but, at 25{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} complete as of Sunday, it's behind last year's 47{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} and the average of 55{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e}.  Winter wheat conditions in the state are at 41{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} good-to-excellent with 19{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} of the crop jointed.  See full report…

In South Dakota, farmers are nearing the end of spring wheat planting.  Eighty-three percent of the crop is in the ground, slightly behind 84{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} last year and the 89{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} average.  Winter wheat is rated at 59{0a3336b3da8cf935de4f3eb78fe29508c4b8b5ebd27d01af2d815614325d533e} good-to-excellent.  See full report…

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Haylie Shipp


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