Winter wheat crop conditions for selected states

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Winter wheat conditions at the end of January on the Central and Southern Plains are not as favorable compared with this time a year ago because of the lack of soil moisture. On the Central Plains, 27 percent of the current Kansas wheat crop is rated good to excellent compared with 56 percent a year ago at this time. Thirty-seven percent of the current Kansas crop rated poor to very poor, up from 11 percent a year ago.

The situation for Nebraska is not as bad as in Kansas. Forty-one percent of the current wheat crop is Nebraska is rated good to excellent compared with 55 percent a year ago. Fifteen percent of the Nebraska crop is rated poor to very poor compared with 6 percent a year ago. Crop conditions are also less favorable this year on the Southern Plains. For Oklahoma, 21 percent of the crop this year rated good to excellent at the end of January, compared with 61 percent a year ago. Forty percent of the Oklahoma crop rated poor to very poor, while only 7 percent received that rating a year ago. Nineteen percent of the current Texas wheat crop at the end of the first week of February is rated good to excellent compared with 30 percent a year ago. This year, 51 percent of the Texas crop is rated poor to very poor compared with 25 percent a year ago.

Crop conditions in two SRW States, Illinois and North Carolina, at the end of January are better than a year ago at this time. Forty-five percent of the current Illinois wheat crop is rated good to excellent compared with 38 percent a year ago. This year 19 percent of the Illinois crop is rated poor to very poor compared with 21 percent a year ago. Fifty-three percent of the current North Carolina wheat crop is rated good to excellent compared with 25 percent a year ago. This year, 9 percent of the North Carolina crop is rated poor to very poor compared with 29 percent a year ago.



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