Soybean Ratings Improve Slightly

August 13, 2012 10:09 AM
 

The following are USDA's Crop Progress and Condition Report highlights for the week ended Aug. 12, 2012.

Released August 13, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Cotton Setting Bolls - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :August 12, : August 5, :August 12, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
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                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:     63          89          95          73    
Arizona .........:     89          82          95          88    
Arkansas ........:    100         100         100         100    
California ......:     89          70          85          90    
Georgia .........:     80          88          97          88    
Kansas ..........:     55          65          73          68    
Louisiana .......:     99          99         100          98    
Mississippi .....:     96          95          98          98    
Missouri ........:    100          52          81          94    
North Carolina ..:     97          71          86          94    
Oklahoma ........:     25          38          60          52    
South Carolina ..:     74          62          82          74    
Tennessee .......:     91          80          89          94    
Texas ...........:     87          68          88          74    
Virginia ........:     74          87          97          83    
                 :                                               
15 States .......:     86          74          89          81    
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Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      3             1             3             7      
Arizona ........:     35            15            25            26      
Arkansas .......:      4             4            10             6      
California .....:      6             3             4             5      
Georgia ........:      6             1             6             5      
Kansas .........:      2             3             6             1      
Louisiana ......:     38             9            34            22      
Mississippi ....:      2             3            11             6      
Missouri .......:      1             -             9             4      
North Carolina .:      5             2             3             3      
Oklahoma .......:      -             -             -             1      
South Carolina .:      7             -             1             2      
Tennessee ......:      -             -             -             1      
Texas ..........:     15            16            17            14      
Virginia .......:      2             -             1             6      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     11             9            12            10      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 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 ........:     2          11          44          42           1     
Arizona ........:     1           2          16          46          35     
Arkansas .......:     5          10          26          39          20     
California .....:     -           5           5          20          70     
Georgia ........:     1           6          33          47          13     
Kansas .........:     6          20          45          25           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           2          17          67          14     
Mississippi ....:     -           4          22          59          15     
Missouri .......:    12          31          42          13           2     
North Carolina .:     -           6          25          55          14     
Oklahoma .......:    12          50          26          12           -     
South Carolina .:     -           2          28          60          10     
Tennessee ......:     3           9          33          49           6     
Texas ..........:    17          26          33          19           5     
Virginia .......:     -           -          12          32          56     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    10          18          30          32          10     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    10          17          32          32           9     
Previous year ..:    21          19          29          26           5     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Corn Dough - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:     17            26            40            30      
Illinois .......:     69            81            90            67      
Indiana ........:     41            69            83            50      
Iowa ...........:     43            65            80            37      
Kansas .........:     71            72            84            70      
Kentucky .......:     44            62            77            58      
Michigan .......:     29            14            59            39      
Minnesota ......:     22            40            74            26      
Missouri .......:     79            87            94            70      
Nebraska .......:     51            76            86            58      
North Carolina .:     94            91            95            93      
North Dakota ...:     22            59            63            28      
Ohio ...........:     26            53            67            50      
Pennsylvania ...:     31            31            60            34      
South Dakota ...:     22            39            77            27      
Tennessee ......:     87            94            97            91      
Texas ..........:     74            71            83            79      
Wisconsin ......:     31            25            42            28      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     46            61            78            49      
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Corn Dented - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -             4             5             3      
Illinois .......:     24            38            62            23      
Indiana ........:      4            25            39            12      
Iowa ...........:     10            27            45             9      
Kansas .........:     32            48            60            29      
Kentucky .......:     24            44            64            35      
Michigan .......:      -             1            11             5      
Minnesota ......:      1             5            23             5      
Missouri .......:     46            64            75            35      
Nebraska .......:      7            32            51            14      
North Carolina .:     77            71            83            72      
North Dakota ...:      -             6            15             1      
Ohio ...........:      2            10            22             8      
Pennsylvania ...:      6             5            18             7      
South Dakota ...:      1             2            22             4      
Tennessee ......:     59            71            83            66      
Texas ..........:     67            67            68            66      
Wisconsin ......:      -             1             6             2      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     14            26            42            16      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Corn Mature - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2011 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -             -             -             -      
Illinois .......:      1             6            12             1      
Indiana ........:      -             1             4             -      
Iowa ...........:      -             2             7             -      
Kansas .........:      8            22            31             4      
Kentucky .......:      -            10            30             3      
Michigan .......:      -             -             2             -      
Minnesota ......:      -             -             -             -      
Missouri .......:      5            23            35             2      
Nebraska .......:      -             3             6             -      
North Carolina .:     39            34            52            22      
North Dakota ...:      -             -             -             -      
Ohio ...........:     71             -             -            14      
Pennsylvania ...:      -             -             1             -      
South Dakota ...:      -             -             -             -      
Tennessee ......:     10            11            32            11      
Texas ..........:     61            60            62            57      
Wisconsin ......:      -             -             -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      6             6            10             3      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 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 .......:    33          23          22          20           2     
Illinois .......:    42          33          20           5           -     
Indiana ........:    40          31          20           8           1     
Iowa ...........:    22          29          33          15           1     
Kansas .........:    38          32          22           8           -     
Kentucky .......:    44          34          16           5           1     
Michigan .......:    26          25          24          22           3     
Minnesota ......:     5          10          32          45           8     
Missouri .......:    57          27          12           3           1     
Nebraska .......:    22          19          28          27           4     
North Carolina .:     3           8          31          43          15     
North Dakota ...:     3          11          30          52           4     
Ohio ...........:    23          30          33          12           2     
Pennsylvania ...:     2           9          36          42          11     
South Dakota ...:    17          29          32          20           2     
Tennessee ......:    25          29          27          17           2     
Texas ..........:     7          12          30          37          14     
Wisconsin ......:    17          23          26          26           8     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    26          25          26          20           3     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    25          25          27          20           3     
Previous year ..:     5          10          25          46          14     
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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      :August 12, : August 5, :August 12, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    93           97          99          92    
Illinois ........:    95           97          98          92    
Indiana .........:    87           94          97          90    
Iowa ............:    96           97         100          96    
Kansas ..........:    84           79          86          85    
Kentucky ........:    80           79          85          84    
Louisiana .......:    98           97          99          99    
Michigan ........:    93           96         100          93    
Minnesota .......:    92           98         100          96    
Mississippi .....:    99           99         100         100    
Missouri ........:    85           85          92          79    
Nebraska ........:    93           94          97          96    
North Carolina ..:    78           65          76          75    
North Dakota ....:    93          100         100          97    
Ohio ............:    89           97         100          96    
South Dakota ....:    96           92          97          96    
Tennessee .......:    91           90          95          90    
Wisconsin .......:    93           92          96          91    
                 :                                               
18 States .......:    92           93          97          92    
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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     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     70            87            93            76      
Illinois .......:     70            82            88            70      
Indiana ........:     53            66            80            61      
Iowa ...........:     80            77            88            82      
Kansas .........:     42            35            49            54      
Kentucky .......:     52            57            67            59      
Louisiana ......:     94            93            96            93      
Michigan .......:     62            76            89            69      
Minnesota ......:     64            83            94            74      
Mississippi ....:     94            96            98            95      
Missouri .......:     52            42            61            47      
Nebraska .......:     66            61            83            74      
North Carolina .:     44            34            40            42      
North Dakota ...:     74            94            99            84      
Ohio ...........:     39            68            89            72      
South Dakota ...:     70            70            85            71      
Tennessee ......:     69            72            80            73      
Wisconsin ......:     69            64            81            67      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     64            71            83            70      
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Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 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 .......:     4          16          30          39          11     
Illinois .......:    28          27          33          11           1     
Indiana ........:    22          28          34          15           1     
Iowa ...........:    14          23          38          24           1     
Kansas .........:    34          36          25           4           1     
Kentucky .......:    19          28          29          20           4     
Louisiana ......:     -           7          24          56          13     
Michigan .......:    16          24          32          22           6     
Minnesota ......:     3           9          29          51           8     
Mississippi ....:     1           2          12          55          30     
Missouri .......:    39          36          19           5           1     
Nebraska .......:    21          25          36          17           1     
North Carolina .:     1           3          28          60           8     
North Dakota ...:     3          10          31          50           6     
Ohio ...........:    10          24          39          24           3     
South Dakota ...:    10          26          36          24           4     
Tennessee ......:     4          13          37          40           6     
Wisconsin ......:     9          18          32          32           9     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:    16          22          32          26           4     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    16          23          32          25           4     
Previous year ..:     4           9          26          48          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      :August 12, : August 5, :August 12, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Alabama .........:    75          85          92           74    
Florida .........:    90          90          95           93    
Georgia .........:    95          93          97           96    
North Carolina ..:    98          99          99          100    
Oklahoma ........:    94          95          99           95    
South Carolina ..:    92          94          96           96    
Texas ...........:    93          87          96           93    
Virginia ........:    84          93          96           87    
                 :                                               
8 States ........:    91          91          96           92    
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Peanut Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 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                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     -           3          16          78           3     
Florida ........:     1           3          13          61          22     
Georgia ........:     -           4          29          50          17     
North Carolina .:     -           3          27          61           9     
Oklahoma .......:     2           4          27          63           4     
South Carolina .:     -           1          22          68           9     
Texas ..........:     1           4          30          57           8     
Virginia .......:     -           2           8          60          30     
                :                                                           
8 States .......:     -           3          24          59          14     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           4          26          57          12     
Previous year ..:     6          15          36          37           6     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Sorghum Headed - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      99           100           100            99     
Colorado .......:      54            58            70            65     
Illinois .......:      80            71            85            70     
Kansas .........:      45            47            58            59     
Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100     
Missouri .......:      60            68            77            68     
Nebraska .......:      68            60            64            69     
New Mexico .....:      24            16            23            36     
Oklahoma .......:      56            58            65            57     
South Dakota ...:      73            77            91            73     
Texas ..........:      83            82            83            84     
                :                                                       
11 States ......:      61            61            69            68     
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Sorghum Coloring - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     72            85            97            76      
Colorado .......:     21            15            30            33      
Illinois .......:     15            11            33            17      
Kansas .........:      3             9            13             6      
Louisiana ......:     99            96            98            95      
Missouri .......:     18            17            26            20      
Nebraska .......:      1             -             1             3      
New Mexico .....:      5             2             2             6      
Oklahoma .......:     30            31            34            21      
South Dakota ...:     16            20            35            14      
Texas ..........:     70            72            73            68      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:     29            32            36            30      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Sorghum Mature - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     15           (NA)           68            24      
Colorado .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Illinois .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Kansas .........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Louisiana ......:     81           (NA)           87            76      
Missouri .......:      -           (NA)            2             1      
Nebraska .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
New Mexico .....:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Oklahoma .......:      6           (NA)           20             3      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Texas ..........:     65           (NA)           69            58      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:     21           (NA)           24            19      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-     Represents zero.                                                  
(NA)  Not available.                                                    

Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     5          11          30          44          10     
Colorado .......:    28          22          24          25           1     
Illinois .......:    60          31           8           1           -     
Kansas .........:    30          36          26           7           1     
Louisiana ......:     -           -          24          66          10     
Missouri .......:    23          38          29           9           1     
Nebraska .......:    13          28          45          14           -     
New Mexico .....:    39          25          29           7           -     
Oklahoma .......:    15          32          36          17           -     
South Dakota ...:    24          27          38          11           -     
Texas ..........:     8          14          26          36          16     
                :                                                           
11 States ......:    21          27          27          19           6     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    19          26          30          19           6     
Previous year ..:    18          23          32          24           3     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Rice Headed - Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     74            91            96            72      
California .....:     18            35            40            37      
Louisiana ......:     96            97            98            96      
Mississippi ....:     93            96            99            88      
Missouri .......:     36            64            77            57      
Texas ..........:     99            91            95            96      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     66            79            83            70      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rice Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 100% of the 2011 rice acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      -             -             2             -      
California .....:      -             -             -             -      
Louisiana ......:     35            34            40            29      
Mississippi ....:      -             1             7             1      
Missouri .......:      -             -             -             -      
Texas ..........:     62            15            24            35      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     10             7             9             7      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acres]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     2           9          24          51          14     
California .....:     -           -          10          25          65     
Louisiana ......:     -           5          30          55          10     
Mississippi ....:     -           5          12          58          25     
Missouri .......:     -           5          23          52          20     
Texas ..........:     7           8          13          55          17     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     1           6          20          47          26     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     2           5          24          46          23     
Previous year ..:     1           6          27          40          26     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                         

Winter Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :            Week ending            :           
                 :-----------------------------------:           
      State      :August 12, : August 5, :August 12, : 2007-2011 
                 :   2011    :   2012    :   2012    :  Average  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                    percent                    
                 :                                               
Arkansas ........:    100         100         100         100    
California ......:     99         100         100         100    
Colorado ........:     99         100         100         100    
Idaho ...........:     17          28          54          41    
Illinois ........:    100         100         100         100    
Indiana .........:    100         100         100         100    
Kansas ..........:    100         100         100         100    
Michigan ........:     94         100         100          98    
Missouri ........:    100         100         100         100    
Montana .........:     51          45          83          54    
Nebraska ........:     99         100         100         100    
North Carolina ..:    100         100         100         100    
Ohio ............:    100         100         100         100    
Oklahoma ........:    100         100         100         100    
Oregon ..........:     47          47          66          78    
South Dakota ....:     96         100         100          94    
Texas ...........:    100         100         100         100    
Washington ......:     36          34          63          59    
                 :                                               
18 States .......:     88          88          94          91    
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Spring Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 98% of the 2011 spring wheat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      5            10             24           11      
Minnesota ......:     17            80             92           30      
Montana ........:      1            11             30           15      
North Dakota ...:      5            52             74           18      
South Dakota ...:     56            96            100           62      
Washington .....:      3             2             22           31      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     11            47             65           24      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Spring Wheat Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 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          36          51          10     
Minnesota .......:     3           5          29          53          10     
Montana .........:     7          14          38          34           7     
North Dakota ....:     -           5          23          61          11     
South Dakota ....:     3          30          28          36           3     
Washington ......:     -           2          26          68           4     
                 :                                                           
6 States ........:     2           9          28          52           9     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     2           9          26          53          10     
Previous year ...:     1           7          26          55          11     
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-  Represents zero.                                                          

Oats Harvested - Selected States
[These 9 States harvested 65% of the 2011 oat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Iowa ...........:      96           100           100            93     
Minnesota ......:      43            87            95            58     
Nebraska .......:      96           100           100            96     
North Dakota ...:       3            59            79            26     
Ohio ...........:      91            99           100            96     
Pennsylvania ...:      67            87            96            70     
South Dakota ...:      71            99           100            73     
Texas ..........:     100           100           100           100     
Wisconsin ......:      58            84            91            63     
                :                                                       
9 States .......:      61            87            94            68     
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barley Harvested - Selected States
[These 5 States harvested 73% of the 2011 barley acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     : August 12,  :  August 5,  : August 12,  :  2007-2011  
                :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      6            17            37            17      
Minnesota ......:     17            95            99            40      
Montana ........:      4            20            30            19      
North Dakota ...:      7            64            83            31      
Washington .....:      1             2            14            26      
                :                                                       
5 States .......:      6            30            45            22      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barley Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 2012
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011
planted acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 :                          percent                          
                 :                                                           
Idaho ...........:     5           4          18          54          19     
Minnesota .......:     1           4          28          58           9     
Montana .........:     5          15          42          35           3     
North Dakota ....:     -           5          25          60          10     
Washington ......:     -           1          21          77           1     
                 :                                                           
5 States ........:     3           8          29          51           9     
                 :                                                           
Previous week ...:     4           8          27          51          10     
Previous year ...:     1           5          26          57          11     
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                          

Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending August 12, 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          13          40          35           8     
Arizona ........:    36          27          24          10           3     
Arkansas .......:    63          25           9           3           -     
California .....:    25          50          25           -           -     
Colorado .......:    57          29          12           2           -     
Connecticut ....:     -           3          40          57           -     
Delaware .......:    30          40          24           6           -     
Florida ........:     1           1          24          54          20     
Georgia ........:     2          15          36          41           6     
Idaho ..........:    14          29          25          32           -     
Illinois .......:    70          24           5           1           -     
Indiana ........:    54          31          12           3           -     
Iowa ...........:    59          27          11           3           -     
Kansas .........:    62          28           9           1           -     
Kentucky .......:    27          25          30          16           2     
Louisiana ......:     2           8          35          46           9     
Maine ..........:     -           8          38          54           -     
Maryland .......:    12          21          30          35           2     
Massachusetts ..:     -          15          50          35           -     
Michigan .......:    21          26          31          21           1     
Minnesota ......:    17          20          29          31           3     
Mississippi ....:     -           2          35          46          17     
Missouri .......:    85          13           2           -           -     
Montana ........:    39          23          24          12           2     
Nebraska .......:    59          33           7           1           -     
Nevada .........:    59          26          10           5           -     
New Hampshire ..:     5           4          29          52          10     
New Jersey .....:     -           5          50          45           -     
New Mexico .....:    51          34          13           2           -     
New York .......:     8          34          37          19           2     
North Carolina .:     3          15          33          45           4     
North Dakota ...:    13          30          34          22           1     
Ohio ...........:    33          35          25           7           -     
Oklahoma .......:    42          37          18           3           -     
Oregon .........:     7          17          34          34           8     
Pennsylvania ...:     4          24          46          23           3     
Rhode Island ...:     -          12          48          40           -     
South Carolina .:     1           7          36          53           3     
South Dakota ...:    30          38          26           6           -     
Tennessee ......:    12          23          38          25           2     
Texas ..........:    23          32          31          13           1     
Utah ...........:    16          35          34          15           -     
Vermont ........:     -          37          29          34           -     
Virginia .......:     4          21          38          35           2     
Washington .....:     -          14          28          53           5     
West Virginia ..:     4          11          70          14           1     
Wisconsin ......:    29          30          29          11           1     
Wyoming ........:    50          31          15           4           -     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:    32          27          24          15           2     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    31          28          25          14           2     
Previous year ..:    21          18          24          30           7     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.      

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