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Corn Plantings Well Above Average at 7% Complete

April 9, 2012
By: Meghan Pedersen, Pro Farmer Associate Editor

The following are USDA's Crop Progress and Condition Report highlights for the week ended April 8, 2012.

Released April 9, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Corn Planted - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Colorado ........:     1           -           1           1     
Illinois ........:     3           5          17           1     
Indiana .........:     1           1           6           -     
Iowa ............:     -           -           1           -     
Kansas ..........:     4           -           6           4     
Kentucky ........:     4           5          32           7     
Michigan ........:     -           2           3           -     
Minnesota .......:     -           -           1           -     
Missouri ........:     8           7          23           6     
Nebraska ........:     1           1           1           -     
North Carolina ..:    12          10          25          18     
North Dakota ....:     -           -           -           -     
Ohio ............:     -           1           2           -     
Pennsylvania ....:     -           -           2           -     
South Dakota ....:     -           -           2           -     
Tennessee .......:     9          15          46          15     
Texas ...........:    55          48          52          54     
Wisconsin .......:     -           -           -           -     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     3           3           7           2     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Cotton Planted - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     -           3           4           1     
Arizona .........:    19          20          25          21     
Arkansas ........:     -           -           1           -     
California ......:    14           -           5          24     
Georgia .........:     1           2           6           -     
Kansas ..........:     -           -           -           -     
Louisiana .......:     4           -           5           2     
Mississippi .....:     -           -           -           -     
Missouri ........:     -           -           -           -     
North Carolina ..:     -           -           1           -     
Oklahoma ........:     -           -           -           -     
South Carolina ..:     -           -           -           -     
Tennessee .......:     -           -           -           -     
Texas ...........:    11          12          15          10     
Virginia ........:     -           -           -           -     
                 :                                               
15 States .......:     7           7           9           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Sorghum Planted - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    32          26          58          16     
Colorado ........:     -           -           -           -     
Illinois ........:     -           -           -           -     
Kansas ..........:     -           -           -           -     
Louisiana .......:    79          36          54          37     
Missouri ........:     -           -           1           1     
Nebraska ........:     -           -           -           -     
New Mexico ......:     1           -           -           1     
Oklahoma ........:     -           -           -           1     
South Dakota ....:     -           -           -           -     
Texas ...........:    52          40          46          50     
                 :                                               
11 States .......:    18          13          16          16     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Rice Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    17          18          49          13     
California ......:     -           -           -           -     
Louisiana .......:    64          37          51          55     
Mississippi .....:     9          18          36           9     
Missouri ........:     3           9          47           3     
Texas ...........:    76           4          35          61     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    23          16          37          19     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Rice Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:     1         (NA)         11           1     
California ......:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Louisiana .......:    27         (NA)         12          19     
Mississippi .....:     3         (NA)         12           2     
Missouri ........:     -         (NA)          5           -     
Texas ...........:    51         (NA)         15          32     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     8         (NA)          9           6     
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-     Represents zero.                                           
(NA)  Not available.                                             

Oats Planted - Selected States
[These 9 States planted 62% of the 2011 oat acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Iowa ............:     29          58          75          21    
Minnesota .......:      -          18          49           5    
Nebraska ........:     29          38          50          29    
North Dakota ....:      -           6          12           -    
Ohio ............:      4          18          42          14    
Pennsylvania ....:      2          36          59          14    
South Dakota ....:      2          16          50           4    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Wisconsin .......:      2           2          26           8    
                 :                                               
9 States ........:     40          48          62          41    
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Oats Emerged - Selected States
[These 9 States planted 62% of the 2011 oat acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Iowa ............:      1        (NA)          23           1    
Minnesota .......:      -        (NA)           4           -    
Nebraska ........:      1        (NA)          15           3    
North Dakota ....:      -        (NA)           -           -    
Ohio ............:      -        (NA)           6           -    
Pennsylvania ....:      -        (NA)          22           1    
South Dakota ....:      -        (NA)          16           -    
Texas ...........:    100        (NA)         100         100    
Wisconsin .......:      -        (NA)           -           -    
                 :                                               
9 States ........:     36        (NA)          41          36    
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-     Represents zero.                                           
(NA)  Not available.                                             

Barley Planted - Selected States
[These 5 States planted 71% of the 2011 barley acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    14          13          20          20     
Minnesota .......:     -           6          18           2     
Montana .........:     2           7          18           7     
North Dakota ....:     -           3           7           -     
Washington ......:    10           4           5          27     
                 :                                               
5 States ........:     5           8          15          10     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Spring Wheat Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 8,  : April 1,  : April 8,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    15          12          19          23     
Minnesota .......:     -           3          25           1     
Montana .........:     1           5          11           4     
North Dakota ....:     -           6          17           1     
South Dakota ....:     4          25          52           6     
Washington ......:    26          20          23          37     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     3           8          21           5     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Winter Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending April 8, 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 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     2           6          33          47          12     
California .....:     5           5          10          45          35     
Colorado .......:     2          16          40          39           3     
Idaho ..........:     1           1          11          76          11     
Illinois .......:     1           1          14          57          27     
Indiana ........:     1           1          15          64          19     
Kansas .........:     1           5          29          52          13     
Michigan .......:     1           4          29          52          14     
Missouri .......:     -           2          22          56          20     
Montana ........:     1           9          58          29           3     
Nebraska .......:     -           5          35          52           8     
North Carolina .:     -           -           9          66          25     
Ohio ...........:     4          13          33          39          11     
Oklahoma .......:     -           4          19          50          27     
Oregon .........:     -          10          29          50          11     
South Dakota ...:    10           8          34          40           8     
Texas ..........:    15          16          31          29           9     
Washington .....:     1           2          15          67          15     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     3           7          29          47          14     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     3           9          30          46          12     
Previous year ..:    16          20          28          29           7     
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-  Represents zero.  

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RELATED TOPICS: Corn, Wheat, USDA

 
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