Wednesday, September 22, 2010
USDA Weekly Crop Progress
Idaho Winter Wheat plantings have begun across the state. Southwest and Eastern Idaho are 36% completed while North and South-Central Idaho are about 15% completed.
Nationally winter wheat plantings were reported for the first time this growing season on Monday's USDA Weekly Crop Progress report.
Winter wheat was reported at 18 percent planted, compared to 22 percent at this time last year and a 21-percent five-year average. Spring wheat harvest increased slightly to 87 percent, 9 percentage points behind average.
"With spring wheat harvest slowly moving along and winter wheat planting behind last year's slow pace, this report should be considered slightly bullish," said DTN Analyst John Sanow.