Corn Harvest Is 39% Complete -- Compares to 13% on Average

September 24, 2012 10:05 AM
 

The following are USDA's Crop Progress and Condition Report highlights for the week ended Sept. 23, 2012.

Released September 24, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:     66            55            69            69      
Arizona ........:     86            86            90            86      
Arkansas .......:     90            87            93            82      
California .....:     52            40            53            55      
Georgia ........:     76            67            78            68      
Kansas .........:     41            45            61            34      
Louisiana ......:     99            93            97            94      
Mississippi ....:     90            87            91            87      
Missouri .......:     71            76            88            74      
North Carolina .:     85            62            78            82      
Oklahoma .......:     36            50            59            56      
South Carolina .:     80            39            53            73      
Tennessee ......:     74            81            87            78      
Texas ..........:     71            50            61            51      
Virginia .......:     70            59            75            73      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     73            59            69            62      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cotton Harvested - Selected States
[These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      3             -             -             7      
Arizona ........:     15            10            15            15      
Arkansas .......:      5             6            11            11      
California .....:      -             -             -             -      
Georgia ........:      5             3             4             4      
Kansas .........:      -             -             -             -      
Louisiana ......:     58            27            41            29      
Mississippi ....:     15             9            13            20      
Missouri .......:      2             5            16            13      
North Carolina .:      6             -             -             3      
Oklahoma .......:      -             -             1             -      
South Carolina .:      8             -             1             4      
Tennessee ......:      2             3            11             9      
Texas ..........:     17            10            14            15      
Virginia .......:      -             -             -             2      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     11             6            10            11      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     1           2          34          57           6     
Arizona ........:     1           4          10          52          33     
Arkansas .......:     5           7          22          43          23     
California .....:     -           -           5          25          70     
Georgia ........:     3           9          32          46          10     
Kansas .........:    10          26          40          20           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          20          62          16     
Mississippi ....:     1           6          21          51          21     
Missouri .......:    10          25          39          25           1     
North Carolina .:     -           2          19          61          18     
Oklahoma .......:    29          46          16           9           -     
South Carolina .:     1           2          17          66          14     
Tennessee ......:     1           4          25          60          10     
Texas ..........:    18          28          31          19           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -          13          79           8     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    11          19          27          33          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    12          18          27          32          11     
Previous year ..:    25          19          27          25           4     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

Corn Mature - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:     27             55            80           45      
Illinois .......:     75             87            95           64      
Indiana ........:     46             65            82           56      
Iowa ...........:     74             88            96           62      
Kansas .........:     83             86            95           79      
Kentucky .......:     83             93            96           86      
Michigan .......:     30             44            58           48      
Minnesota ......:     45             80            94           46      
Missouri .......:     92             96            98           75      
Nebraska .......:     43             74            87           46      
North Carolina .:     96            100           100           99      
North Dakota ...:     36             80            92           37      
Ohio ...........:     17             38            61           42      
Pennsylvania ...:     33             44            69           46      
South Dakota ...:     43             71            88           43      
Tennessee ......:     95             97            98           92      
Texas ..........:     86             86            88           83      
Wisconsin ......:     34             40            63           36      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     58             76            88           57      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Corn Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2011 corn acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      1             7            19             6      
Illinois .......:     19            36            54            23      
Indiana ........:      6            17            26            14      
Iowa ...........:      4            22            37             4      
Kansas .........:     39            51            64            30      
Kentucky .......:     41            60            71            45      
Michigan .......:      1             6            10             5      
Minnesota ......:      1            12            30             2      
Missouri .......:     45            66            80            33      
Nebraska .......:      5            23            36             5      
North Carolina .:     81            60            76            74      
North Dakota ...:      -            10            20             -      
Ohio ...........:      1             4             8             6      
Pennsylvania ...:      3             5            11            14      
South Dakota ...:      1            19            36             2      
Tennessee ......:     65            79            85            63      
Texas ..........:     67            68            69            69      
Wisconsin ......:      1             4            12             3      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     12            26            39            13      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:    46          19          16          15           4     
Illinois .......:    42          33          18           7           -     
Indiana ........:    37          30          22          10           1     
Iowa ...........:    21          29          32          17           1     
Kansas .........:    41          30          21           8           -     
Kentucky .......:    47          33          14           5           1     
Michigan .......:    20          24          26          28           2     
Minnesota ......:     4          11          30          45          10     
Missouri .......:    58          26          11           4           1     
Nebraska .......:    22          19          26          29           4     
North Carolina .:     4          11          29          42          14     
North Dakota ...:     3          10          29          53           5     
Ohio ...........:    23          31          30          15           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     2          10          25          48          15     
South Dakota ...:    21          25          32          20           2     
Tennessee ......:    22          29          30          17           2     
Texas ..........:     7          12          30          37          14     
Wisconsin ......:    18          19          26          29           8     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    27          24          25          21           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    25          25          26          21           3     
Previous year ..:     7          13          28          41          11     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

Soybeans Dropping Leaves - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     36            50            58            41      
Illinois .......:     52            45            66            55      
Indiana ........:     55            64            80            67      
Iowa ...........:     48            54            78            62      
Kansas .........:     41            34            47            48      
Kentucky .......:     50            49            59            59      
Louisiana ......:     86            71            81            81      
Michigan .......:     39            42            70            54      
Minnesota ......:     65            84            96            73      
Mississippi ....:     77            73            84            75      
Missouri .......:     34            26            41            34      
Nebraska .......:     38            51            69            53      
North Carolina .:     24            14            21            25      
North Dakota ...:     75            93            99            72      
Ohio ...........:     33            56            73            65      
South Dakota ...:     76            93            98            78      
Tennessee ......:     48            46            62            62      
Wisconsin ......:     42            52            78            54      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     51            57            73            59      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Soybeans Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 96% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     16            28            34            17      
Illinois .......:      3             3             8             9      
Indiana ........:      2             5            10            11      
Iowa ...........:      2             6            23             5      
Kansas .........:      1             3             5             2      
Kentucky .......:      3            10            13             7      
Louisiana ......:     65            52            60            54      
Michigan .......:      -             1             6             4      
Minnesota ......:      2            16            45             5      
Mississippi ....:     35            58            62            43      
Missouri .......:      1             1             4             3      
Nebraska .......:      1             5            19             3      
North Carolina .:      3             -             1             1      
North Dakota ...:      4            28            56             4      
Ohio ...........:      -             3             8             7      
South Dakota ...:      1            15            47             2      
Tennessee ......:      2             4             9             9      
Wisconsin ......:      -             2            14             1      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      4            10            22             8      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     5          14          32          39          10     
Illinois .......:    17          25          37          19           2     
Indiana ........:    17          21          35          23           4     
Iowa ...........:    13          21          40          24           2     
Kansas .........:    34          33          25           7           1     
Kentucky .......:    10          13          31          35          11     
Louisiana ......:     2           6          26          48          18     
Michigan .......:    11          18          32          34           5     
Minnesota ......:     3           8          29          48          12     
Mississippi ....:     6           9          18          48          19     
Missouri .......:    36          32          22           9           1     
Nebraska .......:    19          28          35          17           1     
North Carolina .:     1           2          21          57          19     
North Dakota ...:     2          11          27          51           9     
Ohio ...........:     9          18          36          31           6     
South Dakota ...:    16          23          34          24           3     
Tennessee ......:     2           8          26          51          13     
Wisconsin ......:    10          16          34          31           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    14          20          31          29           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    15          21          31          28           5     
Previous year ..:     5          13          29          43          10     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sorghum Coloring - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     100           100           100           100     
Colorado .......:      79            94            99            93     
Illinois .......:      94            98            98            89     
Kansas .........:      71            68            78            85     
Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100     
Missouri .......:      87            82            91            85     
Nebraska .......:      94            69            80            91     
New Mexico .....:      44            12            24            64     
Oklahoma .......:      65            75            82            77     
South Dakota ...:      95           100           100            95     
Texas ..........:      82            81            83            87     
                :                                                       
11 States ......:      76            75            81            86     
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sorghum Mature - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      98           100           100            99     
Colorado .......:      29            25            33            46     
Illinois .......:      64            84            85            55     
Kansas .........:      20            19            28            28     
Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100     
Missouri .......:      41            50            55            47     
Nebraska .......:      31            19            33            25     
New Mexico .....:       -             -             -             7     
Oklahoma .......:      38            48            52            36     
South Dakota ...:      16            60            87            38     
Texas ..........:      72            74            75            74     
                :                                                       
11 States ......:      40            42            48            46     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Sorghum Harvested - Selected States
[These 11 States harvested 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      82           96             99           74      
Colorado .......:       -            4              9            5      
Illinois .......:       8           12             14           16      
Kansas .........:       2            6              9            4      
Louisiana ......:     100           97            100           96      
Missouri .......:      10           12             16           14      
Nebraska .......:       2            1              4            1      
New Mexico .....:       -            -              -            -      
Oklahoma .......:      19           31             35           14      
South Dakota ...:       1           26             47            3      
Texas ..........:      60           60             61           66      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:      25           28             31           27      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     6          15          27          41          11     
Colorado .......:    50          21          17          12           -     
Illinois .......:    43          24          24           9           -     
Kansas .........:    33          34          24           8           1     
Louisiana ......:     -           1          28          61          10     
Missouri .......:    22          36          31          11           -     
Nebraska .......:    14          45          31          10           -     
New Mexico .....:    36          25          27          12           -     
Oklahoma .......:    28          32          32           8           -     
South Dakota ...:    24          25          36          14           1     
Texas ..........:     8          14          26          36          16     
                :                                                           
11 States ......:    24          26          26          18           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    25          26          25          18           6     
Previous year ..:    21          24          31          20           4     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

Peanuts Harvested - Selected States
[These 8 States harvested 98% of the 2011 peanut acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      8             2             2             7      
Florida ........:     16            18            29            21      
Georgia ........:      6             8            12             6      
North Carolina .:      5             3             8             4      
Oklahoma .......:      -             -             2             1      
South Carolina .:     13             6            14            15      
Texas ..........:      7             2             4             8      
Virginia .......:      1             -             -             1      
                :                                                       
8 States .......:      8             7            12             9      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Peanut Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 23, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     -           -          14          79           7     
Florida ........:     1           2          20          61          16     
Georgia ........:     1           4          20          54          21     
North Carolina .:     -           -          10          67          23     
Oklahoma .......:     3           4          24          64           5     
South Carolina .:     -           3          16          70          11     
Texas ..........:     1           3          26          62           8     
Virginia .......:     -           -          12          75          13     
                :                                                           
8 States .......:     1           3          19          61          16     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     -           3          21          60          16     
Previous year ..:     6          16          40          31           7     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

Sugarbeets Harvested - Selected States
[These 4 States harvested 84% of the 2011 sugarbeet acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      4             8            14             4      
Michigan .......:      6             6            12             7      
Minnesota ......:      4            12            15             9      
North Dakota ...:      5            14            17             9      
                :                                                       
4 States .......:      5            11            15             8      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sunflowers Harvested - Selected States
[These 4 States harvested 87% of the 2011 sunflower acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      5           (NA)            2            11      
Kansas .........:      1           (NA)            4             1      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            4             -      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            1             -      
                :                                                       
4 States .......:      1           (NA)            3             1      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Rice Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     52            72            84            50      
California .....:      5             5            10            19      
Louisiana ......:     97            95            98            92      
Mississippi ....:     71            81            89            62      
Missouri .......:     29            63            71            41      
Texas ..........:     99            95            97            96      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     52            63            70            53      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Winter Wheat Planted - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 88% of the 2010 winter wheat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 23,:September 16,:September 23,:  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      4             -             4             3      
California .....:      2             3             4             5      
Colorado .......:     47            15            42            54      
Idaho ..........:     27             6            28            34      
Illinois .......:      5             1             5             4      
Indiana ........:      4             -             3             4      
Kansas .........:     17             5            17            17      
Michigan .......:      8             1             9            14      
Missouri .......:      3             2             6             3      
Montana ........:     40            19            35            43      
Nebraska .......:     59            21            47            59      
North Carolina .:      1             -             1             1      
Ohio ...........:      1             2             3             3      
Oklahoma .......:      9             8            21            21      
Oregon .........:     17             9            18            22      
South Dakota ...:     47            14            37            52      
Texas ..........:     12            11            30            25      
Washington .....:     63            60            70            60      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     22            11            25            27      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                      

Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending
September 23, 2012
[National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted
based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     -           4          25          62           9     
Arizona ........:    28          20          28          21           3     
Arkansas .......:    21          29          39          11           -     
California .....:    20          60          20           -           -     
Colorado .......:    58          26          14           2           -     
Connecticut ....:     5          10          23          62           -     
Delaware .......:     6          26          49          17           2     
Florida ........:     1           2          15          68          14     
Georgia ........:     2          10          35          49           4     
Idaho ..........:    19          33          27          21           -     
Illinois .......:    19          25          37          18           1     
Indiana ........:    23          26          33          16           2     
Iowa ...........:    47          27          21           5           -     
Kansas .........:    55          28          14           3           -     
Kentucky .......:    10          22          39          25           4     
Louisiana ......:     2           5          31          51          11     
Maine ..........:     -           -          46          50           4     
Maryland .......:     1           7          31          53           8     
Massachusetts ..:     -           2          51          47           -     
Michigan .......:    14          25          34          22           5     
Minnesota ......:    27          28          28          16           1     
Mississippi ....:     -           2          19          63          16     
Missouri .......:    56          24          18           2           -     
Montana ........:    41          33          21           5           -     
Nebraska .......:    70          28           2           -           -     
Nevada .........:    63          22          10           4           1     
New Hampshire ..:     1           4          18          71           6     
New Jersey .....:     -           5          15          80           -     
New Mexico .....:    52          27          18           3           -     
New York .......:     6          30          38          23           3     
North Carolina .:     -           7          30          57           6     
North Dakota ...:    28          36          27           9           -     
Ohio ...........:    23          30          26          18           3     
Oklahoma .......:    40          35          20           5           -     
Oregon .........:    18          28          26          27           1     
Pennsylvania ...:    12          21          29          33           5     
Rhode Island ...:     -           -          70          30           -     
South Carolina .:     -           1          20          72           7     
South Dakota ...:    43          35          20           2           -     
Tennessee ......:     2          10          33          50           5     
Texas ..........:    24          29          29          16           2     
Utah ...........:    11          27          32          29           1     
Vermont ........:     -          26          49           4          21     
Virginia .......:     3          10          30          49           8     
Washington .....:    11          19          30          39           1     
West Virginia ..:     1          11          50          37           1     
Wisconsin ......:    31          35          27           6           1     
Wyoming ........:    59          27          11           3           -     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:    29          27          24          18           2     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    28          28          25          17           2     
Previous year ..:    23          19          27          26           5     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Represents zero.                                                          

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