Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wheat Condition Improves Slightly
Eighty-seven percent of the nation's winter wheat crop had emerged as of Sunday, Nov. 14, according to USDA's weekly crop progress report. That's 9 percentage points ahead of last year and 2 percentage points ahead of the five-year average.
The condition of the wheat improved slightly from last week, with the amount of the crop rated good to excellent increasing by 1 percentage point. Keep in mind, though, there is no statistical correlation between fall ratings and final yield.
The following are highlights from weekly crop progress reports issued Monday by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states. To view the full reports from each state, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/State_Crop_Progress_and_Condition/index.asp