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Half of the U.S. Rice Crop is Planted

May 8, 2013

Rice planting is only slightly behind this year with, 55% of the crop in the ground, which is 11 percentage points behind the five-year average.

Farmers in the top six rice-producting states are making serious progress this year. As of this week, 55% is planted, which is slightly behind the 66% five-year average for this time. In Louisiana and Texas, the crop is almost entirely planted.

Nearly 40% of the rice crop is emerged. The crop is the furthest along in Louisiana and Texas, where more than 80% of the crop has emerged.

 

Rice Planted - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2012 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :  May 5,   : April 28, :  May 5,   : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    96          40          48          72     
California ......:     9          15          40          26     
Louisiana .......:    93          89          92          92     
Mississippi .....:    98          13          14          80     
Missouri ........:    98          41          65          60     
Texas ...........:    92          96          97          94     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    77          44          55          66     
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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      :  May 5,   : April 28, :  May 5,   : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    85          13          25          51     
California ......:     -           3          20           3     
Louisiana .......:    84          77          83          83     
Mississippi .....:    87           7          11          62     
Missouri ........:    78          22          41          36     
Texas ...........:    83          83          87          81     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    67          24          36          47     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

                  
                            

                                                                     

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