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Majority of the U.S. Rice Crop Rated Good, Excellent

June 5, 2013

Rice planting is nearly completed and most of the crop has emerged. Now the focus turns to the condition of the crop.

Almost all the farmers in the top six rice-producting states have completed planting this year. As of June 2, 97% of the crop has been planted.

Nearly 90% of the rice crop is emerged and is looking healthy. USDA estimates 24% of the crop is in excellent condition and 37% in good condition. Only 1% of the crop is in very poor condition, 5% in poor condition and 33% in fair condition.

 

Rice Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2012 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :  June 2,  :  May 26,  :  June 2,  : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    100          85          95          97    
California ......:     98          95          99          94    
Louisiana .......:    100          99         100         100    
Mississippi .....:    100          72          92          98    
Missouri ........:    100          97          98          98    
Texas ...........:     99         100         100         100    
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    100          90          97          97    
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Rice Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2012 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :  June 2,  :  May 26,  :  June 2,  : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    100         73          86          91     
California ......:     74         65          85          66     
Louisiana .......:     99         95          97          99     
Mississippi .....:    100         52          72          95     
Missouri ........:    100         90          96          90     
Texas ...........:     96         92          94          93     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     94         76          88          87     
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Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending June 2, 2013
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2012
planted acres]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     2           6          41          38          13     
California .....:     -           -           5          25          70     
Louisiana ......:     -           4          39          49           8     
Mississippi ....:     -           9          27          51          13     
Missouri .......:     -           4          45          32          19     
Texas ..........:     -           7          53          31           9     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     1           5          33          37          24     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           5          35          38          21     
Previous year ..:     1           4          30          50          15     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

                  
                            

                                                                     

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RELATED TOPICS: Crops, Other Crops, USDA

 
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