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The USDA has released their latest crop progress report and unfortunately there were no big surprises that  are likely to change grain traders minds.

In corn planting nationally 6 percent of the 2019 corn crop has been planted. That is 1 percent ahead of where planting was a year ago, but is still more than 50 percent behind the five year average. For Nebraska, corn planting jumped 2 percent last week making it exactly where it was a year ago.  With today’s larger equipment if the weather can continue to hold corn planting could quickly advance on it’s gap to the five year average.

Winter wheat conditions did little to help the market as the crop continues to improve. Nationally Winter wheat conditions rank 62 percent good to excellent. Gaining 2 percent from the previous week and 31 percent from the previous year. In Nebraska winter wheat is 69 percent good to excellent and in Kansas winter wheat is 57 percent good to excellent.

For spring wheat preventative planting is still somewhat a possibility. Nationally the spring wheat crop is 5 percent planted 17 percent behind the five year average. It is also 2 percent ahead of where spring wheat planting was a year ago.

The moisture profile is looking strong across much of the nation. Topsoil moisture is rated at 98 percent adequate to surplus in Nebraska and 90 adequate to surplus in Kansas. Iowa is 99 percent adequate to surplus for their topsoil moisture profile. Subsoil moisture looks very similar with Nebraska at 98% adequate to surplus. Kansas stands at 96 percent adequate to surplus. While Iowa subsoil moisture is strong at 100% adequate to surplus.

Clay Patton has more on the report here: https://post.futurimedia.com/krvnam/playlist/crop-progress-report-4-22-corn-and-spring-wheat-planting-6548.html

To see the whole report please visit: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/7s75dm69z/2514nt82s/prog1719.pdf

U.S. corn planting slipped behind the five-year average pace and spring wheat planting fell further behind average last week, according to USDA NASS’ weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

For the week ended Sunday, April 14, 3% of the nation’s corn crop was planted, equal to last year at the same time but 2 percentage points behind the five-year average of 5%. In last Monday’s report, corn planting was reported as equal to the five-year average.

Most corn-planting activity was still only taking place in the Southern states, such as Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee, noted DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.

Spring wheat planting also further behind the average last week. NASS reported that only 2% of spring wheat had been planted as of Sunday, up only 1 percentage point from the previous week, behind 3% at the same time last year and significantly behind the five-year average of 13%.

There was no spring wheat planting progress reported yet in the Dakotas or Minnesota, and only 1% of the crop was planted in Montana.

Progress of the winter wheat crop also slowed last week. Nationwide, 6% of winter wheat was headed as of Sunday, behind 8% at the same time last year and also behind the five-year average of 9%.

The condition of the winter wheat crop, on the other hand, remained steady at 60% good to excellent, the highest good-to-excellent rating at this time of year in seven years. Fifty-nine percent of winter wheat in top-producing Kansas was rated good to excellent.

Sorghum was 16% planted, compared to 20% last year and a 19% five-year average. Cotton planting was 7% complete, compared to 8% last year and a 7% average. Rice was 26% planted, compared to 30% last year and a 35% average. Thirteen percent of rice was emerged, compared to 14% last year and an average of 15%.

Oats were 30% planted as of April 14, compared to 29% last year and a 40% average. Emergence was at 26%, compared to 26% last year and a 28% average.

To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Planted 3 2 3 5
Winter Wheat Headed 6 3 8 9
Spring Wheat Planted 2 1 3 13
Cotton Planted 7 6 8 7
Sorghum Planted 16 14 20 19
Barley Planted 8 2 7 19
Oats Planted 30 27 29 40
Oats Emerged 26 25 26 28
Rice Planted 26 19 30 35
Rice Emerged 13 7 14 15

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Winter Wheat 2 7 31 48 12 2 7 31 48 12 15 22 32 26 5

 

Listen to Clay Patton with the report here: http://bit.ly/2Df3o4y