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Nearly 20% of the Rice Crop is Planted

April 8, 2013

Rice planting is on pace this year, with 17% of the crop in the ground -- only a few percentage points behind of the five-year average.

Farmers in the top six rice-producting states are on schedule this spring. As of this week, 17% is planted, which is slightly behind the 20% five-year average for this time. In Louisiana and Texas, around 75% of the crop is planted.

Nearly 10% of the rice crop is emerged. The crop is the furthest along in Louisiana and Texas, where around 40% 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      : April 7,  : March 31, : April 7,  : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    45           -           4          16     
California ......:     -           -           1           -     
Louisiana .......:    49          61          75          53     
Mississippi .....:    33           1           1          12     
Missouri ........:    42           -           2          10     
Texas ...........:    31          50          76          57     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    35          12          17          20     
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Rice Emerged - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2012 rice acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : April 7,  : March 31, : April 7,  : 2008-2012 
                 :   2012    :   2013    :   2013    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    10         (NA)          -           2     
California ......:     -         (NA)          -           -     
Louisiana .......:    10         (NA)         46          14     
Mississippi .....:    10         (NA)          1           3     
Missouri ........:     4         (NA)          -           1     
Texas ...........:    13         (NA)         40          28     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:     8         (NA)          9           5     
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-    Represents zero.                                            
(NA) Not available.                                              
                            

                                                        
                          

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RELATED TOPICS: Crops, Other Crops, USDA

 
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