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Combines – and planters – rolling

Sep 24, 2018

A string of clear weather days jump-started harvest. In the 18 reporting states, 16 percent of corn and 14 percent of soybeans are combined, compared to 11 percent and 8 percent on average.

All of the states in our service area are ahead of average in development and harvest:

 

Corn dented

Corn mature

Corn harvested

 

Sept 24

Average

Sept 24

Average

Sept 24

Average

Iowa

97

94

74

51

5

3

Kansas

98

96

80

69

30

27

Nebraska

98

96

69

53

9

6

South Dakota

98

92

67

43

5

3

18 States

97

93

72

53

16

11

 

Corn condition continues favorable, with the 18-state rating improving one point in the top categories to 69 percent and the bottom two unchanged at 12 percent. The rain was too late to boost the Kansas crop into better-than-half good/excellent; it stands are 47 percent, while 26 percent falls in the bottom categories. South Dakota is slightly below average, at 63 percent good/excellent and 18 percent poor/very poor. Both Iowa and Nebraska are above average.  

Soybean progress and harvest also are ahead of average, by a wide margin in some states.

 

Dropping leaves

Harvested

Condition

 

Sept 24

Average

Sept 24

Average

Good/excellent

Poor/very poor

Iowa

72

49

8

3

22

7

Kansas

49

43

2

2

60

10

Nebraska

84

69

13

6

83

6

South Dakota

83

74

12

6

61

15

18 States

71

57

14

8

68

10

 

Grain sorghum’s progress is closer to average, and more of a mixed bag, with several measures behind average.

 

Coloring

Mature

Harvested

 

Sept 24

Average

Sept 24

Average

Sept 24

Average

Kansas

93

90

32

33

6

6

Nebraska

95

97

48

41

6

4

South Dakota

85

90

24

35

1

4

18 States

94

90

50

53

30

32

 

Condition is better than average in our service area. Nebraska is rated 84 percent good/excellent and 2 percent poor/very poor compared to the 11-state average of 55 percent and 2 percent; Kansas is 71 percent and 7 percent; and South Dakota, 67 percent and 5 percent.

Winter wheat planting

Even as corn and soybeans are coming out of the field, 28 percent of the winter wheat crop is planted, two points ahead of average. Kansas farmers have 21 percent in, compared with 16 on average; Nebraska is three points behind average at 53 percent; and South Dakota is six points ahead of average at 53 percent.

Rains have helped Kansas pasture and range condition, which has reached 50 percent good/excellent. That compares with only 29 percent at the start of August. However, 17 percent remains in poor or very poor condition.

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November 5, 2018
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November 14, 2018
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