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Rice Harvest Kicks Off, Condition Still Strong

August 27, 2012

10 24 11 Rice Harvest 2More than half of this year's rice crop is rated good or excellent, and 27% has been harvested.

 

The rice crop in the top six producting states is maturing ahead of normal this year. As of this week, 99% is headed, which is significantly ahead of the 88% five-year average for this time.

For crop condition, this year's crop aligns with last year. The current rice condition ratings are: 1% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 42% good and 26% excellent.

Harvest is also kicking off earlier than normal. Currently 27% has been harvested, the average for this time of the year is 18%.

 

Rice Headed - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 26,  : August 19,  : August 26,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      95            98           100            91     
California .....:      48            80            95            70     
Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100     
Mississippi ....:     100           100           100            97     
Missouri .......:      73            88            95            85     
Texas ..........:     100            98           100            98     
                :                                                       
6 States .......:      85            94            99            88     
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rice Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 26,  : August 19,  : August 26,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      3            10            22             7      
California .....:      -             -             -             -      
Louisiana ......:     66            57            71            58      
Mississippi ....:     12            17            32            10      
Missouri .......:      -             -             6             2      
Texas ..........:     90            45            59            72      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     19            18            27            18      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 26, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acres]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     2           7          28          48          15     
California .....:     -           -          10          25          65     
Louisiana ......:     1           8          37          47           7     
Mississippi ....:     1           5          14          52          28     
Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20     
Texas ..........:     2          10          38          32          18     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     1           6          25          42          26     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           5          24          46          24     
Previous year ..:     1           7          27          40          25     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                         

                               

                                                        
                          

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