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Same Sad Story for Crop Conditions

August 6, 2012

Below are the latest crop condition reports from USDA.

 

Around 2/3 of the corn, soybean and cotton crops are ranked fair, poor or very poor.
 

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Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  August 5,  :  July 29,   :  August 5,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      -           (NA)            1             1      
Arizona ........:     27           (NA)           15            19      
Arkansas .......:      -           (NA)            4             1      
California .....:      4           (NA)            3             2      
Georgia ........:      2           (NA)            1             1      
Kansas .........:      1           (NA)            3             -      
Louisiana ......:     23           (NA)            9             9      
Mississippi ....:      1           (NA)            3             2      
Missouri .......:      -           (NA)            -             1      
North Carolina .:      1           (NA)            2             -      
Oklahoma .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
South Carolina .:      5           (NA)            -             1      
Tennessee ......:      -           (NA)            -             1      
Texas ..........:     14           (NA)           16            12      
Virginia .......:      1           (NA)            -             2      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:      9           (NA)            9             7      
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-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 5, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     3          13          47          37           -     
Arizona ........:     1           2          17          49          31     
Arkansas .......:     5          12          25          37          21     
California .....:     -           -          10          40          50     
Georgia ........:     1           5          33          50          11     
Kansas .........:     4          18          50          24           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          25          60          13     
Mississippi ....:     1           6          26          48          19     
Missouri .......:    12          31          42          13           2     
North Carolina .:     -           5          22          59          14     
Oklahoma .......:    10          35          41          14           -     
South Carolina .:     1           3          34          56           6     
Tennessee ......:     3          10          32          49           6     
Texas ..........:    16          25          35          20           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -          11          53          36     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    10          17          32          32           9     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     6          16          34          35           9     
Previous year ..:    22          19          29          25           5     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Corn Dented - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  August 5,  :  July 29,   :  August 5,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -             -             4             -      
Illinois .......:      8            18            38            11      
Indiana ........:      -             6            25             4      
Iowa ...........:      1             8            27             1      
Kansas .........:     17            34            48            13      
Kentucky .......:     12            29            44            19      
Michigan .......:      -             -             1             1      
Minnesota ......:      -             -             5             -      
Missouri .......:     23            48            64            19      
Nebraska .......:      1             9            32             3      
North Carolina .:     64            48            71            55      
North Dakota ...:      -             -             6             -      
Ohio ...........:      1             2            10             2      
Pennsylvania ...:      2             4             5             1      
South Dakota ...:      -             -             2             1      
Tennessee ......:     46            54            71            48      
Texas ..........:     61            66            67            60      
Wisconsin ......:      -             -             1             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      6            13            26             7      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Corn Mature - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  August 5,  :  July 29,   :  August 5,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Illinois .......:      -           (NA)            6             -      
Indiana ........:      -           (NA)            1             -      
Iowa ...........:      -           (NA)            2             -      
Kansas .........:      -           (NA)           22             -      
Kentucky .......:      -           (NA)           10             3      
Michigan .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Minnesota ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Missouri .......:     19           (NA)           23             4      
Nebraska .......:      -           (NA)            3             -      
North Carolina .:     18           (NA)           34             6      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Ohio ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Pennsylvania ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Tennessee ......:      3           (NA)           11             3      
Texas ..........:     57           (NA)           60            51      
Wisconsin ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      2           (NA)            6             2      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 5, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    36          23          22          17           2     
Illinois .......:    42          32          22           4           -     
Indiana ........:    42          31          20           7           -     
Iowa ...........:    20          29          35          15           1     
Kansas .........:    37          32          22           8           1     
Kentucky .......:    42          35          17           5           1     
Michigan .......:    25          27          26          20           2     
Minnesota ......:     5          11          32          44           8     
Missouri .......:    56          28          11           3           2     
Nebraska .......:    17          20          28          32           3     
North Carolina .:     3          10          27          45          15     
North Dakota ...:     3          12          31          51           3     
Ohio ...........:    19          33          34          13           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     3          12          37          35          13     
South Dakota ...:    20          28          28          22           2     
Tennessee ......:    24          29          27          18           2     
Texas ..........:     6          13          35          37           9     
Wisconsin ......:    18          23          27          23           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    25          25          27          20           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    23          25          28          21           3     
Previous year ..:     6          10          24          45          15     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                         

Soybeans Setting Pods - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  August 5,  :  July 29,   :  August 5,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     53            79            87            62      
Illinois .......:     54            61            82            52      
Indiana ........:     33            51            66            43      
Iowa ...........:     64            57            77            68      
Kansas .........:     24            19            35            39      
Kentucky .......:     37            43            57            44      
Louisiana ......:     90            88            93            88      
Michigan .......:     40            42            76            50      
Minnesota ......:     41            67            83            53      
Mississippi ....:     88            93            96            91      
Missouri .......:     34            27            42            32      
Nebraska .......:     46            49            61            54      
North Carolina .:     32            19            34            29      
North Dakota ...:     51            88            94            65      
Ohio ...........:     20            46            68            50      
South Dakota ...:     42            53            70            46      
Tennessee ......:     55            59            72            62      
Wisconsin ......:     45            41            64            45      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     46            55            71            53      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 5, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     4          16          30          40          10     
Illinois .......:    28          29          33           9           1     
Indiana ........:    25          28          32          14           1     
Iowa ...........:    13          24          39          23           1     
Kansas .........:    31          36          27           5           1     
Kentucky .......:    19          29          30          18           4     
Louisiana ......:     2           7          31          49          11     
Michigan .......:    14          24          29          28           5     
Minnesota ......:     3          10          31          49           7     
Mississippi ....:     3           5          15          50          27     
Missouri .......:    37          37          20           5           1     
Nebraska .......:    14          23          41          21           1     
North Carolina .:     -           5          26          59          10     
North Dakota ...:     3          13          33          47           4     
Ohio ...........:    12          30          39          18           1     
South Dakota ...:    10          25          33          30           2     
Tennessee ......:     5          13          35          40           7     
Wisconsin ......:    10          18          33          29          10     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    16          23          32          25           4     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    15          22          34          26           3     
Previous year ..:     4           9          26          48          13     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                         

Winter Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : August 5, : July 29,  : August 5, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    100         100         100         100    
California ......:     97          99         100          99    
Colorado ........:     97         100         100          99    
Idaho ...........:      6          11          28          21    
Illinois ........:    100         100         100         100    
Indiana .........:    100         100         100         100    
Kansas ..........:    100         100         100         100    
Michigan ........:     87         100         100          94    
Missouri ........:    100         100         100         100    
Montana .........:     18          30          45          32    
Nebraska ........:     94         100         100          97    
North Carolina ..:    100         100         100         100    
Ohio ............:    100         100         100         100    
Oklahoma ........:    100         100         100         100    
Oregon ..........:     26          24          47          63    
South Dakota ....:     86         100         100          84    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100          99    
Washington ......:     16          20          34          40    
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     82          85          88          87    
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Spring Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  August 5,  :  July 29,   :  August 5,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      -             1            10             4      
Minnesota ......:      4            52            80            14      
Montana ........:      -             4            11             7      
North Dakota ...:      1            26            52             8      
South Dakota ...:     29            82            96            38      
Washington .....:      1             -             2            17      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:      4            28            47            12      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Spring Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 5, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Idaho ...........:     1           1          32          54          12     
Minnesota .......:     3           5          29          53          10     
Montana .........:     5          14          30          37          14     
North Dakota ....:     -           5          23          61          11     
South Dakota ....:     3          30          28          36           3     
Washington ......:     5           5          26          60           4     
                 :                                                           
6 States ........:     2           9          26          53          10     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     2           9          26          51          12     
Previous year ...:     2           5          27          55          11     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                          

Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 5, 2012
[National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted
based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     5          19          36          36           4     
Arizona ........:    37          28          24           9           2     
Arkansas .......:    59          27          11           3           -     
California .....:    25          50          25           -           -     
Colorado .......:    49          34          15           2           -     
Connecticut ....:     -          11          47          42           -     
Delaware .......:    26          32          27          15           -     
Florida ........:     1           1          20          65          13     
Georgia ........:     4          18          46          29           3     
Idaho ..........:    11          24          30          34           1     
Illinois .......:    68          27           4           1           -     
Indiana ........:    62          27           9           2           -     
Iowa ...........:    59          27          12           2           -     
Kansas .........:    60          29          10           1           -     
Kentucky .......:    27          26          32          14           1     
Louisiana ......:     2           8          35          45          10     
Maine ..........:     -           9          36          52           3     
Maryland .......:    16          20          32          30           2     
Massachusetts ..:     -          35          50          15           -     
Michigan .......:    29          32          28          10           1     
Minnesota ......:    17          21          27          31           4     
Mississippi ....:     -           3          40          45          12     
Missouri .......:    85          14           1           -           -     
Montana ........:    29          29          31          11           -     
Nebraska .......:    53          36          10           1           -     
Nevada .........:    55          28          11           5           1     
New Hampshire ..:     6          12          41          35           6     
New Jersey .....:     -          15          60          25           -     
New Mexico .....:    51          34          13           2           -     
New York .......:    18          39          30          13           -     
North Carolina .:     5          16          35          41           3     
North Dakota ...:    11          33          36          19           1     
Ohio ...........:    34          33          26           7           -     
Oklahoma .......:    38          38          20           4           -     
Oregon .........:     3          18          33          41           5     
Pennsylvania ...:    19          27          41          11           2     
Rhode Island ...:     -          12          63          25           -     
South Carolina .:     1          10          41          47           1     
South Dakota ...:    26          42          26           6           -     
Tennessee ......:    13          26          39          21           1     
Texas ..........:    21          29          32          15           3     
Utah ...........:    19          29          28          24           -     
Vermont ........:     -          41          32          27           -     
Virginia .......:    14          20          35          29           2     
Washington .....:     1           9          26          41          23     
West Virginia ..:     2          11          55          29           3     
Wisconsin ......:    37          29          24           8           2     
Wyoming ........:    48          31          17           4           -     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:    31          28          25          14           2     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    29          28          26          15           2     
Previous year ..:    21          17          23          32           7     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         
                                                         

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