USDA: Wheat 50% Good to Excellent, 17% Harvested

USDA: Wheat 50% Good to Excellent, 17% Harvested

Temperatures averaged two to six degrees below normal for the week ending July 2, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Moderate rainfall was recorded across most counties.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 16% very short, 35% short, 48% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 36% short, 56% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Crop Conditions

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 63% good, and 12% excellent. Corn silking was 8%, near 9% both last year and for the five-year average. Nationally, corn condition was 2% very poor,  6% poor, 24% fair, 55% good, and 13% excellent.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 24% fair, 64% good, and 6% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 28%, ahead of 10% last year and 19% average. Nationally, soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 27% fair, 54% good, and 10% excellent.

Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 12% poor, 35% fair, 43% good, and 7% excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 99%, ahead of 93% last year and the average of 89%. Mature was 60%, behind 67% last year, but ahead of 51% for the five-year average. Harvested was 17%, near 18% last year, and behind 22% average.

—Nationally, 53% of the 2017 wheat crop has been harvested, similar to last year's 56% and the five-year average of 54%. Condition of the national crop was rated as 5% very poor, 12% poor, 35% fair, 39% good, and 9% excellent.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 30% fair, 59% good, and 9% excellent. Sorghum headed was 4%; last year and for the long-term average it was 0%.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 9% poor, 34% fair, 50% good, and 7% excellent. Oats coloring was 72%, ahead of 67% last year. Mature was 15%. Harvested was 2%, near 0 last year, but behind the average of 13%.

Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 25% fair, 63% good, and 7% excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 42% complete, ahead of 30% last year and 35% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 6% very poor, 14% poor, 26% fair, 43% good, and 11% excellent. Dry edible beans emerged was 91%, behind 97% last year.

Proso millet planted was 97%, near 96% last year, and ahead of the average of 88%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 9% poor, 40% fair, 46% good, and 4% excellent.

Access the national Crop Progress and Condition report at
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2017/CropProg-07-05-2017.pdf.