Rice Harvest Kicks Off, Condition Still Strong

03:34AM Aug 27, 2012
( )

10 24 11 Rice Harvest 2More than half of this year's rice crop is rated good or excellent, and 27% has been harvested.

 

The rice crop in the top six producting states is maturing ahead of normal this year. As of this week, 99% is headed, which is significantly ahead of the 88% five-year average for this time.

For crop condition, this year's crop aligns with last year. The current rice condition ratings are: 1% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 42% good and 26% excellent.

Harvest is also kicking off earlier than normal. Currently 27% has been harvested, the average for this time of the year is 18%.

 

 Rice Headed - Selected States [These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : August 26,  : August 19,  : August 26,  :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:      95            98           100            91      California .....:      48            80            95            70      Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100      Mississippi ....:     100           100           100            97      Missouri .......:      73            88            95            85      Texas ..........:     100            98           100            98                      :                                                        6 States .......:      85            94            99            88      ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Rice Harvested - Selected States [These 6 States harvested 100% of the 2011 rice acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : August 26,  : August 19,  : August 26,  :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:      3            10            22             7       California .....:      -             -             -             -       Louisiana ......:     66            57            71            58       Mississippi ....:     12            17            32            10       Missouri .......:      -             -             6             2       Texas ..........:     90            45            59            72                       :                                                        6 States .......:     19            18            27            18       ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -  Represents zero.                                                       Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 26, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acres] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Arkansas .......:     2           7          28          48          15      California .....:     -           -          10          25          65      Louisiana ......:     1           8          37          47           7      Mississippi ....:     1           5          14          52          28      Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20      Texas ..........:     2          10          38          32          18                      :                                                            6 States .......:     1           6          25          42          26                      :                                                            Previous week ..:     1           5          24          46          24      Previous year ..:     1           7          27          40          25      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -  Represents zero.                                                                                                                                                                               

How do your crops look? Submit your report to AgWeb Crop Comments!

%%RELATED_CONTENT%%

Tags: