Corn, Soybean Crops Ahead of Schedule as U.S. Wheat Harvest Lags Behind Average

Corn, Soybean Crops Ahead of Schedule as U.S. Wheat Harvest Lags Behind Average
Jun 15, 2021

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Wheat harvest lags behind average as spring crops quickly advance ahead of average according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Only 10 percent of the Oklahoma wheat crop has been harvested compared to the average of 41 percent for this date.

Normally more than half of the Texas wheat crop would be harvested by now but only 30 percent has been harvested to date.

Overall, in the 18 major winter wheat producing states, harvest stands at 4 percent complete, compared to 15 percent for the average on this date.

The winter wheat crop is rated 48 percent good to excellent, two points below last week and about the same as a year ago. The remainder is rated32 percent fair and 20 percent poor to very poor.

The nation’s corn and soybean crops are ahead of schedule as 96 percent of the corn crop has emerged (average is 91 percent) and 86 percent of the soybean crop has emerged (average is 74 percent).

The corn crop is rated 68 percent good to excellent, (72 percent last week), 27 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

The soybean crop is rated 62 percent good to excellent (67 percent last week), 30 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Approximately 13 percent the cotton crop is squaring, three points behind the normal average.

The cotton crop is rated 45 percent good to excellent (46 percent last week), 46 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

The Tennessee cotton is experiencing the most challenges as 23 percent of the crop is rated poor to very poor.

U.S. grain sorghum producers have planted 72 percent of their crop, 3 points behind normal.

The sorghum crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, the same as last week and considerably better than the 48 percent at this time last year. The balance of the sorghum crop is rated 24 percent fair and 2 percent poor.

Pasture and rangeland acres are rated 35 percent good to excellent, the same as last week but less than the 45 percent number from a year ago. The balance is rated 29 percent fair and 36 poor to very poor.

Arizona pasture and rangeland is suffering the most, with 77 percent rated poor to very poor.

To view the U.S. Crop Progress Report, click here.


For Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 10 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 31 points from normal.

The Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

Canola acres harvested reached 15 percent, down 19 points from the previous year and down 35 points from normal.

Corn planted reached 91 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

Corn emerged reached 78 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal.

Oklahoma sorghum planted reached 40 percent, down 10 points from the previous year and down 19 points from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 47 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 18 points from normal.

Peanuts planted reached 78 percent, up 10 points from the previous year but down 6 points from normal.

Cotton planted reached 60 percent, up 5 points from the previous year but down 13 points from normal.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 82 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

The first cutting of other hay reached 55 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 71 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and just 2 percent poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For Kansas, the winter wheat crop condition is rated 64 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor.       

Winter wheat coloring was 79 percent, behind 85 percent last year and 84 percent for the five year average.

The Kansas wheat crop mature was 18 percent, behind 28 percent last year.

Corn condition rated 75 percent good to excellent, 22 percent fair and only 3 percent poor.        

Corn emerged was 86 percent, behind 94 percent last year and 91 percent average.

Kansas soybean condition rated 65 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.           

Soybeans planted was 82 percent, behind 88 percent last year, but near 80 percent average.

Emerged was 63 percent, behind 71 percent last year, but near 59 percent average.

Kansas sorghum condition rated 74 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and only 1 percent poor.              

Sorghum planted was 60 percent, behind 70 percent last year, and near 63 percent average.

Cotton condition rated 60 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and only 1 percent poor.       

Sunflowers planted was 56 percent, behind 64 percent last year, but near 54 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 71 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

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