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Southern Plains Begin To Wrap As Nebraska Looks To Begin

Texas– Wet and rainy conditions slowed much of the remaining harvest in the High Plains. Farmers in most other areas were beginning to wrap up wheat and oat harvest, while some harvested wheat fields in the South Central region were already being plowed.

Oklahoma– The state has seen the wheat harvest near its completion. 96 percent of the harvest had been completed by Sunday, 40 points ahead of the five-year average, and plowing was 28 percent complete.

Kansas– Only 20 percent of the crop remains to be harvested, primarily in western Kansas. At 80 percent, the wheat harvest was over two weeks ahead of the previous year at 22 percent and the five-year average at only seven percent. The Northwest District had harvested only a quarter of the wheat acreage by Father’s Day, but most districts were over 90 percent complete. Conditions range from 4 percent very poor, five percent poor, 53 percent fair, 35 percent good, and three percent excellent.

Nebraska– 93 percent of the wheat crop has turned color. Ripened wheat was up to 38 percent, compared to zero last year. Wheat harvested was 11 percent, compared to zero last year. Wheat conditions rated four percent very poor, 16 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 36 percent good, and two percent excellent, well below good to excellent average of 65.

South Dakota– 59 percent of winter wheat has turned color, well ahead of the five- year average of six percent. Spring wheat was at 80 percent headed, with five percent turning color.

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  • Charles M. Gore
    Posted at 14:59h, 20 June

    The progress of all crops this year have been wild.I am out of retirement this week working my old office in ST Louis. Sweet Corn harvest has been going on for 2 weeks from Southwest, IL, harvest of other vegetables are also running at least 2 weeks early from around the ST Louis area. My farmer friend finished harvest on what was probally the last field of Wheat in Madison County, IL. Yield was aroun 70 bu per acre. Some wet spots and planted on 10 inch spacing and intercropped with Red Clover. The fields that were cut close and the staw baled are nice and green. The fields I talked about last week were on the normal 7 1/2 inch spacing and had extra care. The Soybeans that planted in the Wheat stubble the week ending June 9 are mostly up. I went to Chicago over the weekend and harvest on I-55 was going North of Atlanta. There was not much Wheat planted along I-55 last fall. This is normal for just South of Springfied North as farmers mostly follow a Corn (Maze)/Soybean rotation. An add for your readers IL was 70% harvest by June 16 (5 year av 12%). IL runs South to North like going from OK to NE.