Good Progress made on spring planting

According to the latest crop progress and condition report from USDA-NASS, as of Sunday, 71% of corn has been planted, 32% soybeans and 32% sorghum. Winter wheat condition rated 51% good/excellent.

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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report
For the week ending May 14, 2017, temperatures averaged four to six degrees above normal, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall accumulations of an inch were common in Panhandle, southcentral, and southwestern counties, but limited to half an inch or less for the rest of the State. Dry, warm weather allowed farmers to make progress in corn and soybean planting. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 14 short, 79 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 14 short, 78 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 78 percent, ahead of 71 last year, and near 76 for the five-year average. Emerged was 31 percent, near 28 last year and 34 average.

Soybeans planted was 37 percent, ahead of 27 last year, but equal to average. Emerged was 4 percent, near 3 last year and 7 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 12 poor, 40 fair, 41 good, and 5 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 94 percent, near 90 last year, and ahead of 76 average. Headed was 32 percent, near 31 last year, and ahead of 22 average.

Sorghum planted was 14 percent, near 12 last year, but behind 19 average. Emerged was 1 percent.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 15 fair, 81 good, and 4 excellent. Oats planted was 99 percent, ahead of 92 last year, and near 97 average. Emerged was 95 percent, ahead of 85 both last year and average. Jointed was 16 percent.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 59 good, and 9 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 3 short, 94 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.


Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report
For the week ending May 14, 2017, temperatures averaged two to six degrees above normal across the State, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most of Kansas received additional rainfall, with many areas receiving an inch or more. While the recent rainfall has caused some planting delays, it has continued to improve pasture quality. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 76 adequate, and 23 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 85 adequate, and 12 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 10 percent very poor, 17 poor, 29 fair, 38 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 84 percent, near 87 last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 68. Coloring was 8 percent, near 4 last year.

Corn planted was 60 percent, behind 78 last year and 72 average. Emerged was 34 percent, behind 49 last year and 42 average.

Soybeans planted was 16 percent, near 13 last year, but behind 20 average. Emerged was 4 percent, near 1 last year and 5 average.

Sorghum planted was 2 percent, equal to last year, and near 5 average.

Cotton planted was 2 percent, near 3 last year, and behind 12 average.

Sunflowers planted was 1 percent, near 0 last year and 2 average.

Alfalfa hay first cutting was 18 percent complete.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 64 good, and 15 excellent.

Stock water supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 short, 75 adequate, and 24 surplus.

Data for this release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service agency and KSU Extension Service.

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