Healthy, Fast-maturing U.S. Rice Crop

July 29, 2012 10:34 PM
 

Half of this year's rice crop is headed and nearly 70% is rated good or excellent for condition.

 

The rice crop in the top six producting states is maturing ahead of normal this year. As of this week, 66% is headed, which is significantly ahead of the 43% five-year average for this time. In Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, 80% or more of the crop is headed.

For crop condition, this year's crop aligns with last year. The current rice condition ratings are: 2% very poor, 4% poor, 24% fair, 45% good and 25% excellent.

 

Rice Headed - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :  July 29,   :  July 22,   :  July 29,   :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     39            68            83            37      
California .....:      4             -             5            10      
Louisiana ......:     83            87            93            84      
Mississippi ....:     73            77            87            61      
Missouri .......:      9            22            44            30      
Texas ..........:     85            70            81            83      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     42            54            66            43      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending July 29, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acres]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     3           7          27          50          13     
California .....:     -           -          15          25          60     
Louisiana ......:     -           1          32          56          11     
Mississippi ....:     3           8          18          46          25     
Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20     
Texas ..........:     2           3          18          53          24     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     2           4          24          45          25     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           5          25          49          20     
Previous year ..:     3           6          27          41          23     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                         

                                                        
                          

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