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Crop Conditions Hold Steady

August 21, 2012

Below are the latest crop condition reports from USDA.

 

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Cotton Setting Bolls - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :August 19, :August 12, :August 19, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     69          95          97          83    
Arizona .........:     94          95          98          95    
Arkansas ........:    100         100         100         100    
California ......:     94          85          87          93    
Georgia .........:     88          97          99          94    
Kansas ..........:     64          73          78          82    
Louisiana .......:    100         100         100          99    
Mississippi .....:     98          98          99          99    
Missouri ........:    100          81          95          97    
North Carolina ..:     99          86          96          97    
Oklahoma ........:     49          60          65          71    
South Carolina ..:     84          82          85          84    
Tennessee .......:     97          89          96          98    
Texas ...........:     94          88          92          82    
Virginia ........:     86          97          99          92    
                 :                                               
15 States .......:     92          89          93          87    
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Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      8             3             7            15      
Arizona ........:     39            25            50            34      
Arkansas .......:      7            10            31            13      
California .....:      7             4             5            10      
Georgia ........:     11             6            12            11      
Kansas .........:      3             6            10             3      
Louisiana ......:     57            34            38            42      
Mississippi ....:      9            11            27            18      
Missouri .......:      4             9            19             7      
North Carolina .:     12             3             5             9      
Oklahoma .......:      1             -             4             3      
South Carolina .:     11             1             4             5      
Tennessee ......:      4             -            10            10      
Texas ..........:     18            17            18            15      
Virginia .......:      7             1             6            13      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     15            12            17            14      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 19, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     1           6          39          52           2     
Arizona ........:     1           2          15          46          36     
Arkansas .......:     5          11          25          39          20     
California .....:     -           5          10          25          60     
Georgia ........:     1           7          32          47          13     
Kansas .........:     8          26          41          21           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           3          28          65           4     
Mississippi ....:     1           6          25          49          19     
Missouri .......:    11          30          41          16           2     
North Carolina .:     -           5          17          63          15     
Oklahoma .......:    17          54          20           9           -     
South Carolina .:     -           1          28          63           8     
Tennessee ......:     2           8          29          54           7     
Texas ..........:    19          27          32          18           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -          12          45          43     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    11          19          29          31          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    10          18          30          32          10     
Previous year ..:    22          19          28          25           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Corn Dough - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:     34            40             67           47      
Illinois .......:     84            90             97           79      
Indiana ........:     64            83             91           69      
Iowa ...........:     71            80             90           59      
Kansas .........:     84            84             93           84      
Kentucky .......:     59            77             88           73      
Michigan .......:     51            59             73           62      
Minnesota ......:     46            74             92           46      
Missouri .......:     89            94             96           80      
Nebraska .......:     76            86             93           79      
North Carolina .:     97            95             96           96      
North Dakota ...:     47            63             81           44      
Ohio ...........:     50            67             86           66      
Pennsylvania ...:     44            60             72           49      
South Dakota ...:     47            77             84           52      
Tennessee ......:     94            97            100           96      
Texas ..........:     80            83             84           87      
Wisconsin ......:     52            42             63           48      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     67            78             89           66      
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Corn Dented - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      3             5            19            10      
Illinois .......:     46            62            80            39      
Indiana ........:     17            39            58            25      
Iowa ...........:     33            45            65            25      
Kansas .........:     49            60            74            49      
Kentucky .......:     36            64            78            50      
Michigan .......:      -            11            26            15      
Minnesota ......:      9            23            50            15      
Missouri .......:     65            75            85            51      
Nebraska .......:     25            51            67            32      
North Carolina .:     88            83            86            83      
North Dakota ...:      3            15            33             7      
Ohio ...........:      7            22            45            20      
Pennsylvania ...:     16            18            25            19      
South Dakota ...:      5            22            44            13      
Tennessee ......:     73            83            95            81      
Texas ..........:     73            68            69            74      
Wisconsin ......:      6             6            20            10      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     28            42            60            29      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Corn Mature - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -             -             -             -      
Illinois .......:      2            12            25             4      
Indiana ........:      -             4             9             1      
Iowa ...........:      -             7            13             -      
Kansas .........:     14            31            49            10      
Kentucky .......:      -            30            55            10      
Michigan .......:      -             2             2             1      
Minnesota ......:      -             -             -             -      
Missouri .......:     13            35            51             8      
Nebraska .......:      -             6            14             -      
North Carolina .:     58            52            62            45      
North Dakota ...:      -             -             1             -      
Ohio ...........:      -             -             1             -      
Pennsylvania ...:      1             1             6             2      
South Dakota ...:      -             -             1             -      
Tennessee ......:     18            32            60            24      
Texas ..........:     63            62            63            61      
Wisconsin ......:      -             -             -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      4            10            17             4      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Corn Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Illinois .......:      -           (NA)            3             -      
Indiana ........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Iowa ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Kansas .........:      3           (NA)           17             1      
Kentucky .......:      -           (NA)           11             1      
Michigan .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Minnesota ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Missouri .......:      2           (NA)           18             1      
Nebraska .......:      -           (NA)            1             -      
North Carolina .:      9           (NA)            7             3      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Ohio ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Pennsylvania ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Tennessee ......:      1           (NA)           18             2      
Texas ..........:     50           (NA)           51            45      
Wisconsin ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      1           (NA)            4             1      
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-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 19, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    42          20          19          17           2     
Illinois .......:    42          31          22           5           -     
Indiana ........:    38          32          21           8           1     
Iowa ...........:    23          30          32          14           1     
Kansas .........:    41          32          22           5           -     
Kentucky .......:    45          34          15           5           1     
Michigan .......:    23          25          25          24           3     
Minnesota ......:     4          11          33          44           8     
Missouri .......:    56          28          12           3           1     
Nebraska .......:    22          19          29          28           2     
North Carolina .:     3          10          27          46          14     
North Dakota ...:     4          12          29          51           4     
Ohio ...........:    21          33          32          12           2     
Pennsylvania ...:     1           9          31          49          10     
South Dakota ...:    21          23          25          27           4     
Tennessee ......:    22          29          30          17           2     
Texas ..........:     7          12          30          37          14     
Wisconsin ......:    14          22          25          31           8     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    26          25          26          20           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    26          25          26          20           3     
Previous year ..:     6          11          26          44          13     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Soybeans Setting Pods - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     81            93             97           86      
Illinois .......:     86            88             94           83      
Indiana ........:     70            80             94           77      
Iowa ...........:     90            88             95           91      
Kansas .........:     60            49             64           68      
Kentucky .......:     63            67             79           72      
Louisiana ......:     97            96             99           96      
Michigan .......:     84            89             95           87      
Minnesota ......:     81            94             97           89      
Mississippi ....:     97            98             99           98      
Missouri .......:     68            61             76           61      
Nebraska .......:     80            83             91           88      
North Carolina .:     57            40             66           57      
North Dakota ...:     89            99            100           94      
Ohio ...........:     64            89            100           84      
South Dakota ...:     85            85             93           86      
Tennessee ......:     79            80             89           83      
Wisconsin ......:     86            81             93           83      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     79            83             91           83      
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Soybeans Dropping Leaves - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      3           (NA)           14             5      
Illinois .......:      -           (NA)            -             1      
Indiana ........:      -           (NA)            4             1      
Iowa ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Kansas .........:      -           (NA)            4             -      
Kentucky .......:      -           (NA)            9             -      
Louisiana ......:     21           (NA)           25            24      
Michigan .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Minnesota ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Mississippi ....:      6           (NA)           21            17      
Missouri .......:      -           (NA)            1             -      
Nebraska .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
North Carolina .:      -           (NA)            -             1      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            1             -      
Ohio ...........:      -           (NA)            8             -      
South Dakota ...:      1           (NA)           10             1      
Tennessee ......:      2           (NA)            6             6      
Wisconsin ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      1           (NA)            4             1      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 19, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     5          16          31          38          10     
Illinois .......:    26          25          35          13           1     
Indiana ........:    20          25          35          18           2     
Iowa ...........:    14          23          38          23           2     
Kansas .........:    39          36          22           3           -     
Kentucky .......:    19          27          29          21           4     
Louisiana ......:     2           5          26          58           9     
Michigan .......:    14          21          30          29           6     
Minnesota ......:     2           9          30          51           8     
Mississippi ....:     3           5          15          49          28     
Missouri .......:    43          35          15           6           1     
Nebraska .......:    20          25          36          18           1     
North Carolina .:     1           3          25          61          10     
North Dakota ...:     2          12          31          50           5     
Ohio ...........:     9          22          38          28           3     
South Dakota ...:    11          20          28          34           7     
Tennessee ......:     4          12          31          45           8     
Wisconsin ......:     7          17          31          36           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    16          21          32          27           4     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    16          22          32          26           4     
Previous year ..:     4          10          27          46          13     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Winter Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :August 19, :August 12, :August 19, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    100         100         100         100    
California ......:    100         100         100         100    
Colorado ........:     99         100         100         100    
Idaho ...........:     39          54          73          62    
Illinois ........:    100         100         100         100    
Indiana .........:    100         100         100         100    
Kansas ..........:    100         100         100         100    
Michigan ........:     98         100         100          99    
Missouri ........:    100         100         100         100    
Montana .........:     74          83          92          73    
Nebraska ........:    100         100         100         100    
North Carolina ..:    100         100         100         100    
Ohio ............:    100         100         100         100    
Oklahoma ........:    100         100         100         100    
Oregon ..........:     66          66          87          87    
South Dakota ....:     99         100         100          98    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Washington ......:     50          63          80          71    
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     92          94          97          95    
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Spring Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 19,  : August 12,  : August 19,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:     14             24            47           26      
Minnesota ......:     45             92            99           49      
Montana ........:      8             30            65           30      
North Dakota ...:     17             74            83           34      
South Dakota ...:     80            100           100           81      
Washington .....:      9             22            49           46      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     25             65            79           40      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 19, 2012
[National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted
based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     1           8          38          44           9     
Arizona ........:    35          19          31          11           4     
Arkansas .......:    53          32          12           3           -     
California .....:    25          60          15           -           -     
Colorado .......:    53          29          14           4           -     
Connecticut ....:     -           3          40          57           -     
Delaware .......:    10          32          40          18           -     
Florida ........:     1           1          15          58          25     
Georgia ........:     3          12          39          42           4     
Idaho ..........:    15          27          31          27           -     
Illinois .......:    63          26           9           2           -     
Indiana ........:    48          30          16           5           1     
Iowa ...........:    57          27          13           3           -     
Kansas .........:    65          27           8           -           -     
Kentucky .......:    23          25          34          16           2     
Louisiana ......:     2           8          33          48           9     
Maine ..........:     -           7          44          49           -     
Maryland .......:    10          22          34          31           3     
Massachusetts ..:     -          10          26          64           -     
Michigan .......:    23          24          31          19           3     
Minnesota ......:    17          21          29          30           3     
Mississippi ....:     -           1          32          49          18     
Missouri .......:    87          12           1           -           -     
Montana ........:    35          30          27           7           1     
Nebraska .......:    61          32           7           -           -     
Nevada .........:    65          18          10           5           2     
New Hampshire ..:     3           3          20          55          19     
New Jersey .....:     -           -          50          50           -     
New Mexico .....:    49          35          14           2           -     
New York .......:    10          28          38          23           1     
North Carolina .:     2          11          30          51           6     
North Dakota ...:    12          29          37          21           1     
Ohio ...........:    31          36          24           8           1     
Oklahoma .......:    46          36          15           3           -     
Oregon .........:     6          18          34          41           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     6          18          48          25           3     
Rhode Island ...:     -           -          55          45           -     
South Carolina .:     -           5          28          63           4     
South Dakota ...:    29          36          26           8           1     
Tennessee ......:     8          18          39          31           4     
Texas ..........:    23          31          30          14           2     
Utah ...........:    19          35          33          13           -     
Vermont ........:     -          10          30          60           -     
Virginia .......:     7          17          34          38           4     
Washington .....:     5           8          46          41           -     
West Virginia ..:     3          11          50          34           2     
Wisconsin ......:    24          30          34          11           1     
Wyoming ........:    52          30          15           3           -     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:    32          27          24          15           2     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    32          27          24          15           2     
Previous year ..:    21          18          24          31           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         
                                                         

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