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Corn Planting Is More Than Half Complete

April 30, 2012
By: Meghan Pedersen, Pro Farmer Associate Editor
 
 

The following are USDA's Crop Progress and Condition Report highlights for the week ended April 29, 2012.

 

 

Released April 30, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Cotton Planted - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     9           10         25          15     
Arizona .........:    66           47         65          58     
Arkansas ........:     6          *20         50          15     
California ......:    76           30         55          84     
Georgia .........:    13           12         23           9     
Kansas ..........:     -            1          4           -     
Louisiana .......:    55           19         50          44     
Mississippi .....:     7           13         39          17     
Missouri ........:     -            6         33          12     
North Carolina ..:    16            4          9          13     
Oklahoma ........:     4            -          3           3     
South Carolina ..:    17            7         14           9     
Tennessee .......:     2            -          6           4     
Texas ...........:    15           23         25          20     
Virginia ........:    15            5          7          14     
                 :                                               
15 States .......:    16          *18         26          19     
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*  Revised.                                                      
-  Represents zero.                                              

Corn Planted - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Colorado ........:    16          10          22          18     
Illinois ........:    10          59          79          29     
Indiana .........:     2          46          70          20     
Iowa ............:     7           9          50          32     
Kansas ..........:    38          32          57          32     
Kentucky ........:    17          75          86          44     
Michigan ........:     1          11          28          16     
Minnesota .......:     1          11          48          31     
Missouri ........:    31          50          75          38     
Nebraska ........:    12          14          44          23     
North Carolina ..:    83          79          89          82     
North Dakota ....:     -           8          24          11     
Ohio ............:     1          34          57          20     
Pennsylvania ....:     1          15          27          15     
South Dakota ....:     1           8          31           9     
Tennessee .......:    37          88          93          62     
Texas ...........:    75          65          70          71     
Wisconsin .......:     1           6          18          12     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    12          28          53          27     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Corn Emerged - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Colorado ........:     -           1           2           1     
Illinois ........:     2          21          34           6     
Indiana .........:     -          10          24           4     
Iowa ............:     -           1           5           3     
Kansas ..........:    10          11          25           8     
Kentucky ........:     5          35          56          18     
Michigan ........:     -           -           2           -     
Minnesota .......:     -           -           1           1     
Missouri ........:    12          21          37          13     
Nebraska ........:     1           1           4           1     
North Carolina ..:    49          47          62          46     
North Dakota ....:     -           -           1           -     
Ohio ............:     1           2           6           1     
Pennsylvania ....:     -           1           1           1     
South Dakota ....:     -           -           -           -     
Tennessee .......:    21          61          75          30     
Texas ...........:    56          53          58          62     
Wisconsin .......:     -           -           -           -     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     4           9          15           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Soybeans Planted - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    14          28          45          17     
Illinois ........:     -           5          13           2     
Indiana .........:     -          11          28           4     
Iowa ............:     -           1           3           3     
Kansas ..........:     1           2           5           1     
Kentucky ........:     -           7          18           2     
Louisiana .......:    52          33          42          41     
Michigan ........:     -           2           9           3     
Minnesota .......:     -           -           4           4     
Mississippi .....:    29          40          59          48     
Missouri ........:     -           4           8           2     
Nebraska ........:     1           -           6           2     
North Carolina ..:     6           2           5           5     
North Dakota ....:     -           -           1           1     
Ohio ............:     -           7          16           5     
South Dakota ....:     -           -           2           -     
Tennessee .......:     1           3           9           3     
Wisconsin .......:     -           -           1           1     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     2           6          12           5     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Sorghum Planted - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    58          89          93          57     
Colorado ........:     -           -           2           1     
Illinois ........:     -           3          19           2     
Kansas ..........:     1           -           1           1     
Louisiana .......:    97          66          73          76     
Missouri ........:     1           9          16           4     
Nebraska ........:     -           -           1           -     
New Mexico ......:     8           3           5           4     
Oklahoma ........:     7           6          12          12     
South Dakota ....:     -           -           1           -     
Texas ...........:    56          60          65          62     
                 :                                               
11 States .......:    21          21          24          22     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Peanuts Planted - Selected States
[These 8 States planted 98% of the 2011 peanut acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     2           1          10           4     
Florida .........:     7          17          21          11     
Georgia .........:     5           5          14           4     
North Carolina ..:    11           3           7           7     
Oklahoma ........:     4           5          14           9     
South Carolina ..:     7           1          10           4     
Texas ...........:    13           1           4           9     
Virginia ........:     3           -           -           3     
                 :                                               
8 States ........:     6           5          13           6     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Sugarbeets Planted - Selected States
[These 4 States planted 84% of the 2011 sugarbeet acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    59           91          97         86     
Michigan ........:    16          100         100         73     
Minnesota .......:     1           45          93         33     
North Dakota ....:     1           40          91         33     
                 :                                               
4 States ........:    13           60          94         48     
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Rice Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    45          86          92          58     
California ......:     4           -           2          20     
Louisiana .......:    93          81          91          87     
Mississippi .....:    67          82          95          64     
Missouri ........:    13          78          92          44     
Texas ...........:    91          79          89          89     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    46          65          72          56     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Rice Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    30          62          78          29     
California ......:     -           -           -           2     
Louisiana .......:    78          68          80          72     
Mississippi .....:    46          65          77          37     
Missouri ........:     4          45          57          15     
Texas ...........:    76          64          76          73     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    34          49          60          33     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending April 29, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acres]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:      2           9          31          49           9    
California .....:   (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)    
Louisiana ......:      -           1          25          60          14    
Mississippi ....:      -           1          23          58          18    
Missouri .......:      -           6          38          56           -    
Texas ..........:      -           4          15          76           5    
                :                                                           
6 States .......:      1           6          28          55          10    
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:   (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)    
Previous year ..:   (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                      
(NA)  Not available.                                                        

Winter Wheat Headed - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    88          100         100         75     
California ......:    94           85          90         96     
Colorado ........:     -            -           3          2     
Idaho ...........:     -            -           -          -     
Illinois ........:     6           55          80          6     
Indiana .........:     1           19          34          -     
Kansas ..........:    13           45          74          7     
Michigan ........:     -            -           -          -     
Missouri ........:    22           69          84         13     
Montana .........:     -            -           -          -     
Nebraska ........:     -            -           5          -     
North Carolina ..:    79           92          98         65     
Ohio ............:     -            -           -          1     
Oklahoma ........:    80           89          97         64     
Oregon ..........:     -            -           -          1     
South Dakota ....:     -            -           -          -     
Texas ...........:    61           67          82         54     
Washington ......:     -            -           -          -     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    29           42          54         24     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Winter Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending April 29, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     2           5          38          42          13     
California .....:     -           -          10          50          40     
Colorado .......:     2          13          33          46           6     
Idaho ..........:     1           1          17          65          16     
Illinois .......:     1           3          16          60          20     
Indiana ........:     1           3          21          59          16     
Kansas .........:     2           6          30          49          13     
Michigan .......:     2           5          27          52          14     
Missouri .......:     1           6          25          51          17     
Montana ........:     1           8          36          48           7     
Nebraska .......:     -           3          27          59          11     
North Carolina .:     -           1          16          67          16     
Ohio ...........:     3          11          34          41          11     
Oklahoma .......:     1           4          20          53          22     
Oregon .........:     -           8          19          55          18     
South Dakota ...:     -           3          30          54          13     
Texas ..........:    16          18          30          28           8     
Washington .....:     -           1           6          82          11     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     3           7          26          50          14     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     3           7          27          48          15     
Previous year ..:    20          21          25          28           6     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                         

Spring Wheat Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    50          70          82          61     
Minnesota .......:     2          84          93          28     
Montana .........:     6          49          68          35     
North Dakota ....:     1          45          66          20     
South Dakota ....:    18          91          97          50     
Washington ......:    56          47          60          72     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     9          57          74          32     
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Spring Wheat Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    21          27          38          28     
Minnesota .......:     -          20          44          11     
Montana .........:     -           5          10           3     
North Dakota ....:     -          12          24           2     
South Dakota ....:     4          64          79          16     
Washington ......:    25          19          24          40     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     3          18          30           8     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Oats Planted - Selected States
[These 9 States planted 62% of the 2011 oat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Iowa ............:     80          94          98          76    
Minnesota .......:      8          81          87          41    
Nebraska ........:     77          85          93          85    
North Dakota ....:      -          39          56          16    
Ohio ............:     16          80         100          58    
Pennsylvania ....:      8          86          92          58    
South Dakota ....:     26          81          92          46    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Wisconsin .......:     16          60          80          48    
                 :                                               
9 States ........:     51          82          89          66    
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Oats Emerged - Selected States
[These 9 States planted 62% of the 2011 oat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Iowa ............:     38          57          76          36    
Minnesota .......:      -          36          53          13    
Nebraska ........:     39          49          70          44    
North Dakota ....:      -           6          16           1    
Ohio ............:      6          36          66          19    
Pennsylvania ....:      3          46          56          22    
South Dakota ....:      7          58          76          15    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Wisconsin .......:      4          21          39          15    
                 :                                               
9 States ........:     41          58          69          47    
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Oat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending April 29, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Iowa ............:      1           2          23          63          11    
Minnesota .......:      -           1          29          62           8    
Nebraska ........:      -           -          20          77           3    
North Dakota ....:      -           5          20          50          25    
Ohio ............:      -           3          26          60          11    
Pennsylvania ....:      -           2          46          42          10    
South Dakota ....:      -           -           9          78          13    
Texas ...........:      5           6          22          45          22    
Wisconsin .......:      -           1          17          72          10    
                 :                                                           
9 States ........:      2           3          22          57          16    
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:      2           4          27          53          14    
Previous year ...:   (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)        (NA)    
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                       
(NA)  Not available.                                                         

Barley Planted - Selected States
[These 5 States planted 71% of the 2011 barley acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    49          62          76          54     
Minnesota .......:     2          52          77          27     
Montana .........:    12          59          72          39     
North Dakota ....:     -          29          55          15     
Washington ......:    43          14          40          62     
                 :                                               
5 States ........:    22          50          67          39     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                              

Barley Emerged - Selected States
[These 5 States planted 71% of the 2011 barley acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 29, : April 22, : April 29, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    21          26          33          24     
Minnesota .......:     -          14          19          11     
Montana .........:     1           6          20           7     
North Dakota ....:     -           4          11           1     
Washington ......:    14           1           8          27     
                 :                                               
5 States ........:     7          11          21          12     
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                       

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