Corn Ratings Decline More Than Expected to 26% "Good" to "Excellent"

July 23, 2012 10:11 AM
 

The following are USDA's Crop Progress and Condition Report highlights for the week ended July 22, 2012.

Released July 23, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Cotton Squaring - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     60          91          96         80     
Arizona .........:     89          90          92         91     
Arkansas ........:     98         100         100         99     
California ......:     79          85          90         89     
Georgia .........:     77          91          93         85     
Kansas ..........:     76          79          83         85     
Louisiana .......:    100          98         100         98     
Mississippi .....:     96          98          99         98     
Missouri ........:     89          90          98         94     
North Carolina ..:     93          90          92         96     
Oklahoma ........:     40          52          60         64     
South Carolina ..:     80          80          85         84     
Tennessee .......:     91          84          93         96     
Texas ...........:     70          76          87         76     
Virginia ........:     94          90          98         85     
                 :                                               
15 States .......:     76          82          90         82     
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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      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:    35          39          76          43     
Arizona .........:    59          55          60          62     
Arkansas ........:    79          87          92          80     
California ......:    49          45          60          58     
Georgia .........:    47          59          67          50     
Kansas ..........:     6          19          26          10     
Louisiana .......:    91          75          87          82     
Mississippi .....:    56          63          80          70     
Missouri ........:    45          19          31          56     
North Carolina ..:    72          28          40          64     
Oklahoma ........:     4           9          16          17     
South Carolina ..:    42          20          35          30     
Tennessee .......:    40          37          55          54     
Texas ...........:    31          25          35          30     
Virginia ........:    39          10          40          48     
                 :                                               
15 States .......:    41          36          47          42     
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Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 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 ........:    11          17          39          33           -     
Arizona ........:     1           3          20          44          32     
Arkansas .......:     3           7          28          42          20     
California .....:     -           -           5          35          60     
Georgia ........:     -           6          36          46          12     
Kansas .........:     3          13          52          27           5     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          31          54          13     
Mississippi ....:     2           4          28          42          24     
Missouri .......:    12          31          42          13           2     
North Carolina .:     -          10          27          56           7     
Oklahoma .......:     2          17          56          25           -     
South Carolina .:     1           3          35          55           6     
Tennessee ......:     3          12          36          45           4     
Texas ..........:     8          17          38          31           6     
Virginia .......:     -           -          25          66           9     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:     5          13          35          37          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     5          13          37          37           8     
Previous year ..:    23          18          30          25           4     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Corn Silking - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Colorado ........:    15          20          59          31     
Illinois ........:    79          93          98          74     
Indiana .........:    53          79          90          62     
Iowa ............:    63          74          89          55     
Kansas ..........:    66          71          83          78     
Kentucky ........:    59          76          88          73     
Michigan ........:    36          44          73          44     
Minnesota .......:    42          77          94          49     
Missouri ........:    82          88          95          76     
Nebraska ........:    62          70          88          66     
North Carolina ..:    98          98          98          98     
North Dakota ....:    17          42          85          27     
Ohio ............:    23          67          82          54     
Pennsylvania ....:    50          52          75          54     
South Dakota ....:    18          36          63          22     
Tennessee .......:    91          96          97          93     
Texas ...........:    86          83          88          87     
Wisconsin .......:    33          36          62          35     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    56          71          86          59     
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Corn Dough - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -             -             1             1      
Illinois .......:     12            20            38            16      
Indiana ........:      -             7            20             4      
Iowa ...........:      1             4            12             1      
Kansas .........:     16            30            45            18      
Kentucky .......:     10            15            34            14      
Michigan .......:      -             -             -             2      
Minnesota ......:      -             -             2             -      
Missouri .......:     21            43            61            21      
Nebraska .......:      5             8            25             5      
North Carolina .:     72            56            72            71      
North Dakota ...:      -             -             6             -      
Ohio ...........:      -             3            12             4      
Pennsylvania ...:      2             3             7             6      
South Dakota ...:      -             3             7             1      
Tennessee ......:     44            50            75            46      
Texas ..........:     59            68            69            60      
Wisconsin ......:      -             -             2             1      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      7            12            22             9      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Corn Dented - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Illinois .......:      -           (NA)            8             1      
Indiana ........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Iowa ...........:      -           (NA)            1             -      
Kansas .........:      -           (NA)           20             1      
Kentucky .......:      -           (NA)           12             -      
Michigan .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Minnesota ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Missouri .......:      -           (NA)           26             -      
Nebraska .......:      -           (NA)            2             -      
North Carolina .:     26           (NA)           27            22      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Ohio ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Pennsylvania ...:      -           (NA)            1             -      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Tennessee ......:     10           (NA)           32            11      
Texas ..........:     58           (NA)           65            55      
Wisconsin ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      2           (NA)            6             2      
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-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 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 .......:    21          23          26          27           3     
Illinois .......:    36          30          27           7           -     
Indiana ........:    38          33          22           6           1     
Iowa ...........:    14          26          37          21           2     
Kansas .........:    28          31          29          11           1     
Kentucky .......:    43          34          17           5           1     
Michigan .......:    27          24          26          21           2     
Minnesota ......:     3           8          28          53           8     
Missouri .......:    48          31          16           4           1     
Nebraska .......:    14          19          30          32           5     
North Carolina .:     2          13          32          39          14     
North Dakota ...:     2           9          31          54           4     
Ohio ...........:    21          31          33          14           1     
Pennsylvania ...:     4          10          33          40          13     
South Dakota ...:    13          22          34          29           2     
Tennessee ......:    25          30          27          17           1     
Texas ..........:     4           7          38          40          11     
Wisconsin ......:    19          24          26          24           7     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    21          24          29          23           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    16          22          31          27           4     
Previous year ..:     5           9          24          46          16     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Soybeans Blooming - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    59          80          89          60     
Illinois ........:    61          70          84          59     
Indiana .........:    45          64          78          54     
Iowa ............:    74          74          85          72     
Kansas ..........:    42          46          58          53     
Kentucky ........:    41          52          62          49     
Louisiana .......:    90          86          92          88     
Michigan ........:    44          53          77          57     
Minnesota .......:    50          80          90          62     
Mississippi .....:    93          94          97          95     
Missouri ........:    45          45          60          39     
Nebraska ........:    58          64          82          61     
North Carolina ..:    40          20          29          33     
North Dakota ....:    45          70          92          64     
Ohio ............:    32          60          78          60     
South Dakota ....:    56          74          87          62     
Tennessee .......:    54          62          74          62     
Wisconsin .......:    47          39          63          50     
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    54          66          79          60     
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Soybeans Setting Pods - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2011 soybean acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     32            56            69            35      
Illinois .......:     13            15            40            18      
Indiana ........:      5            12            32            13      
Iowa ...........:     19            12            36            26      
Kansas .........:      4             5            10            10      
Kentucky .......:      9            13            32            16      
Louisiana ......:     76            67            81            71      
Michigan .......:      -             -            23            14      
Minnesota ......:      8            17            43            12      
Mississippi ....:     66            81            87            76      
Missouri .......:      9             7            16             9      
Nebraska .......:     14            13            27            16      
North Carolina .:     12             5             9             8      
North Dakota ...:      6            18            62            20      
Ohio ...........:      4             6            21            13      
South Dakota ...:      7            12            27            11      
Tennessee ......:     22            30            46            33      
Wisconsin ......:      5             5            15            11      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     13            16            36            19      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 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                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     4          17          31          40           8     
Illinois .......:    24          25          38          12           1     
Indiana ........:    23          30          35          11           1     
Iowa ...........:    10          20          42          25           3     
Kansas .........:    20          31          35          14           -     
Kentucky .......:    23          33          28          14           2     
Louisiana ......:     -           6          30          53          11     
Michigan .......:    13          27          31          27           2     
Minnesota ......:     3           9          28          54           6     
Mississippi ....:     3           4          22          50          21     
Missouri .......:    31          37          24           7           1     
Nebraska .......:    10          22          40          26           2     
North Carolina .:     1           8          33          50           8     
North Dakota ...:     1           8          32          53           6     
Ohio ...........:    14          30          36          19           1     
South Dakota ...:     4          20          42          31           3     
Tennessee ......:     6          15          40          37           2     
Wisconsin ......:    12          21          32          26           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    13          22          34          27           4     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    10          20          36          30           4     
Previous year ..:     3           8          27          49          13     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Peanuts Pegging - Selected States
[These 8 States planted 98% of the 2011 peanut acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:    36          68          71          43     
Florida .........:    64          67          75          72     
Georgia .........:    67          73          82          74     
North Carolina ..:    89          68          84          91     
Oklahoma ........:    84          61          76          81     
South Carolina ..:    69          68          83          79     
Texas ...........:    50          55          67          65     
Virginia ........:    70          65          80          71     
                 :                                               
8 States ........:    62          69          78          70     
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Peanut Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 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 ........:     -           3          29          66           2     
Florida ........:     -           -          15          70          15     
Georgia ........:     -           5          29          50          16     
North Carolina .:     -           3          42          46           9     
Oklahoma .......:     -           5          26          69           -     
South Carolina .:     1           3          30          60           6     
Texas ..........:     -           6          41          49           4     
Virginia .......:     -           -          17          75           8     
                :                                                           
8 States .......:     -           4          29          56          11     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     -           2          30          58          10     
Previous year ..:     6          13          41          34           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Sorghum Headed - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     84            92            97            84      
Colorado .......:     22            10            21            23      
Illinois .......:     24            17            46            27      
Kansas .........:      4            10            18             8      
Louisiana ......:     99            94            97            97      
Missouri .......:     10            31            47            24      
Nebraska .......:      7             3            19             6      
New Mexico .....:      1             4             5             5      
Oklahoma .......:     41            32            46            28      
South Dakota ...:      9            12            28            17      
Texas ..........:     72            64            78            71      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:     31            30            41            32      
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Sorghum Coloring - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     26            39            57            26      
Colorado .......:      -             -             -             9      
Illinois .......:      -             2             2             1      
Kansas .........:      -             -             1             -      
Louisiana ......:     69            72            83            60      
Missouri .......:      -             2             7             2      
Nebraska .......:      -             -             -             -      
New Mexico .....:      -             -             -             -      
Oklahoma .......:      2             7            18             4      
South Dakota ...:      -             -             -             -      
Texas ..........:     67            57            70            62      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:     22            19            25            20      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 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 .......:     6          14          31          42           7     
Colorado .......:    20          28          19          31           2     
Illinois .......:    47          43           9           1           -     
Kansas .........:    20          33          36          10           1     
Louisiana ......:     -           -          30          64           6     
Missouri .......:    19          34          35          11           1     
Nebraska .......:    11          20          42          26           1     
New Mexico .....:    44          18          38           -           -     
Oklahoma .......:     8          24          45          23           -     
South Dakota ...:     3          25          53          18           1     
Texas ..........:     7          13          33          31          16     
                :                                                           
11 States ......:    15          25          34          20           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    11          21          38          26           4     
Previous year ..:    17          22          34          24           3     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Rice Headed - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     23            42            68            22      
California .....:      1             -             -             3      
Louisiana ......:     74            78            87            74      
Mississippi ....:     51            59            77            40      
Missouri .......:      4             9            22            16      
Texas ..........:     74            58            70            75      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     30            39            54            30      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acres]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     3           9          27          50          11     
California .....:     -           -          20          30          50     
Louisiana ......:     -           -          31          59          10     
Mississippi ....:     -           4          10          68          18     
Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20     
Texas ..........:     2           2          29          55          12     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     1           5          25          49          20     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     2           5          23          45          25     
Previous year ..:     3           6          28          43          20     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Winter Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    100         100         100         100    
California ......:     92          97          98          97    
Colorado ........:     72          99         100          72    
Idaho ...........:      1           -           6           3    
Illinois ........:     97         100         100          97    
Indiana .........:     99         100         100          98    
Kansas ..........:     99         100         100          99    
Michigan ........:     58          97         100          63    
Missouri ........:    100         100         100          99    
Montana .........:      -           3          11           4    
Nebraska ........:     55          97          99          70    
North Carolina ..:    100         100         100         100    
Ohio ............:     98         100         100          99    
Oklahoma ........:    100         100         100          96    
Oregon ..........:      6           7          13          28    
South Dakota ....:     21          82          98          36    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100          98    
Washington ......:      2           -           4           9    
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     71          80          82          73    
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-  Represents zero.                                              

Spring Wheat Headed - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      : July 22,  : July 15,  : July 22,  : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Idaho ...........:    91           92          95         89     
Minnesota .......:    96          100         100         95     
Montana .........:    64           78          92         82     
North Dakota ....:    70           99         100         89     
South Dakota ....:    95          100         100         99     
Washington ......:    90           93          96         98     
                 :                                               
6 States ........:    77           94          98         90     
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Spring Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      -           (NA)            1             -      
Minnesota ......:      -           (NA)           17             1      
Montana ........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            9             -      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)           55             3      
Washington .....:      -           (NA)            -             1      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:      -           (NA)           12             -      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Spring Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Idaho ...........:     1           2          39          50           8     
Minnesota .......:     4           8          26          51          11     
Montana .........:     4          12          32          39          13     
North Dakota ....:     -           5          27          59           9     
South Dakota ....:     3          30          28          36           3     
Washington ......:     -           2          25          68           5     
                 :                                                           
6 States ........:     2           9          29          51           9     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     1           7          27          54          11     
Previous year ...:     1           4          21          60          14     
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-  Represents zero.                                                          

Oats Harvested - Selected States
[These 9 States harvested 65% of the 2011 oat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Iowa ...........:     37            72             91           30      
Minnesota ......:      1            19             41            9      
Nebraska .......:     61            89             94           49      
North Dakota ...:      -             4             21            1      
Ohio ...........:     29            43             67           25      
Pennsylvania ...:      7            14             38           13      
South Dakota ...:      4            48             76           10      
Texas ..........:     99            99            100           98      
Wisconsin ......:      5            30             49            9      
                :                                                       
9 States .......:     19            38             57           21      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Oat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Iowa ............:     4          18          34          38           6     
Minnesota .......:     1           7          26          57           9     
Nebraska ........:     1          13          42          44           -     
North Dakota ....:     -           4          28          62           6     
Ohio ............:     6          11          39          40           4     
Pennsylvania ....:     -           1          23          53          23     
South Dakota ....:    11          12          30          42           5     
Texas ...........:     4           7          28          35          26     
Wisconsin .......:     9           6          27          48          10     
                 :                                                           
9 States ........:     4           8          29          44          15     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     4           8          29          44          15     
Previous year ...:    15           9          20          45          11     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                          

Barley Harvested - Selected States
[These 5 States harvested 73% of the 2011 barley acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 22,   :  July 15,   :  July 22,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      1           (NA)            1             1      
Minnesota ......:      1           (NA)           31             4      
Montana ........:      -           (NA)            3             -      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)           14             1      
Washington .....:      -           (NA)            -             2      
                :                                                       
5 States .......:      -           (NA)            6             1      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Barley Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Idaho ...........:     3           4          25          52          16     
Minnesota .......:     1           5          25          57          12     
Montana .........:    10          19          30          30          11     
North Dakota ....:     -           5          29          56          10     
Washington ......:     -           1          25          71           3     
                 :                                                           
5 States ........:     5          10          28          45          12     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     3           8          29          49          11     
Previous year ...:     1           3          19          63          14     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                          

Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 22, 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 ........:     6          21          35          35           3     
Arizona ........:    43          29          20           6           2     
Arkansas .......:    60          26          10           4           -     
California .....:    15          60          20           5           -     
Colorado .......:    46          33          18           3           -     
Connecticut ....:     -          34          41          25           -     
Delaware .......:    31          40          21           8           -     
Florida ........:     -           -          35          50          15     
Georgia ........:     3          18          47          30           2     
Idaho ..........:     7          20          29          44           -     
Illinois .......:    64          27           8           1           -     
Indiana ........:    57          32          10           1           -     
Iowa ...........:    46          33          17           4           -     
Kansas .........:    51          33          14           2           -     
Kentucky .......:    34          32          28           6           -     
Louisiana ......:     2           7          31          54           6     
Maine ..........:     4           6          28          50          12     
Maryland .......:    13          22          37          26           2     
Massachusetts ..:     -          19          49          32           -     
Michigan .......:    34          31          26           8           1     
Minnesota ......:    13          21          29          33           4     
Mississippi ....:     -           7          30          49          14     
Missouri .......:    74          22           4           -           -     
Montana ........:    30          27          29          13           1     
Nebraska .......:    37          35          21           7           -     
Nevada .........:    49          31          13           6           1     
New Hampshire ..:     3          16          46          35           -     
New Jersey .....:     5          15          55          25           -     
New Mexico .....:    38          44          15           3           -     
New York .......:    17          42          31          10           -     
North Carolina .:     5          17          38          38           2     
North Dakota ...:     9          27          35          28           1     
Ohio ...........:    35          37          21           7           -     
Oklahoma .......:    18          34          38          10           -     
Oregon .........:     1          11          30          52           6     
Pennsylvania ...:    12          51          27           9           1     
Rhode Island ...:     -          12          58          30           -     
South Carolina .:     1          13          46          39           1     
South Dakota ...:    20          34          35           9           2     
Tennessee ......:    18          33          35          13           1     
Texas ..........:    14          26          38          19           3     
Utah ...........:    16          29          31          24           -     
Vermont ........:     -          35          44          21           -     
Virginia .......:    14          23          37          25           1     
Washington .....:     -           4          25          51          20     
West Virginia ..:    10          22          45          20           3     
Wisconsin ......:    42          24          20          12           2     
Wyoming ........:    41          32          22           5           -     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:    26          29          27          16           2     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    24          30          28          16           2     
Previous year ..:    18          15          23          35           9     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

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