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KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 07/02/18

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service has released their grain stocks and acreage reports....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending July 1, 2018, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 14 short, 77 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 27 short, 64 adequate, and 4 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 68 good, and 9 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 11 percent, near 7 last year and 12 for the five-year average.

    Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 69 good, and 11 excellent. Spring wheat jointed was 91 percent, near 92 last year, but ahead of 81 average. Headed was 58 percent, near 54 last year, and ahead of 43 average.

    Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 70 good, and 6 excellent. Durum wheat jointed was 91 percent, near 93 last year, but well ahead of 69 average. Headed was 42 percent, near 46 last year.

    Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 33 fair, 56 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 90 percent, near 87 last year. Coloring was 12 percent. Mature was 1 percent, behind 18 last year.

    Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 71 good, and 11 excellent.

    Canola condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 66 good, and 9 excellent. Canola blooming was 74 percent, well ahead of 54 last year and 49 average.

    Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 9 fair, 15 good, and 76 excellent.

    Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 76 good, and 7 excellent. Oats jointed was 89 percent, near 91 last year, but ahead of 83 average. Headed was 58 percent, near 59 last year, but ahead of 46 average. Coloring was 1 percent, behind 7 last year.

    Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 13 fair, 81 good, and 5 excellent. Barley jointed was 94 percent, near 92 last year, and ahead of 82 average. Headed was 63 percent, ahead of 53 last year and 44 average. Coloring was 1 percent, near 3 last year.

    Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 71 good, and 7 excellent. Dry edible peas blooming was 69 percent, ahead of 59 last year and 52 average.

    Sunflower condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 77 good, and 8 excellent. Sunflowers emerged was 92 percent, near 95 last year. Blooming was 1 percent, near 3 last year.

    Flaxseed condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 78 good, and 5 excellent. Flaxseed blooming was 18 percent, behind 26 last year and 23 average.

    Potato condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 5 fair, 64 good, and 31 excellent. Potatoes blooming was 5 percent, near 7 last year.

    Dry edible bean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 75 good, and 10 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 6 percent, near 4 last year, and equal to average.

    Alfalfa condition rated 0 percent very poor, 7 poor, 41 fair, 45 good, and 7 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 50 percent, well behind 75 last year.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 51 good, and 5 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 3 percent very short, 14 short, 78 adequate, and 5 surplus.

 

 

   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota corn stocks stored in all positions on June 1, 2018 totaled 166 million bushels, down 19 percent from a year ago, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. On-farm stocks of 120 million bushels are down 17 percent from 2017 and off-farm stocks of 46.0 million bushels are down 23 percent from last year.

    All wheat stored in all positions totaled 101 million bushels, down 9 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks of 57.0 million bushels are down 15 percent from 2017 and off-farm stocks of 44.2 million bushels are down 1 percent from last year.

    Durum wheat stored in all positions totaled 16.3 million bushels, up 3 percent from a year ago.

    Barley stored in all positions totaled 27.9 million bushels, down 14 percent from 2017. On-farm stocks are 12.5 million bushels, unchanged from last year but off-farm stocks, at 15.4 million bushels, are down 23 percent from last year.

    Soybeans stored in all positions totaled 44.4 million bushels, up 23 percent from last year. On-farm stocks, at 17.0 million bushels, are up 3 percent from a year ago and off-farm stocks, at 27.4 million bushels, are up 40 percent from 2017.

    Oats stored in all positions totaled 1.83 million bushels, down 14 percent from last year. On-farm stocks, at 1.60 million bushels, are down 9 percent from a year ago and off-farm stocks of 230,000 bushels, are down 41 percent from 2017.

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    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota producers planted 6.60 million acres of other spring wheat in 2018, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 23 percent from a year ago. Other spring wheat to be harvested for grain is estimated at 6.50 million acres, up 28 percent from last year.

    Durum wheat is estimated at 1.00 million acres, down 21 percent from a year earlier. Harvested area is expected to total 970,000 acres, down 20 percent from last year.

    Winter wheat planted last fall totaled 90,000 acres, up 29 percent from last year. Harvested area is expected to total 70,000 acres, up 100 percent from last year.

    Soybean planted area is estimated at 6.60 million acres, down 7 percent from last year. Of these, 95 percent were planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant seed. Producers expect to harvest 6.55 million acres, down 7 percent from a year ago.

    Corn planted for all purposes is estimated at 3.35 million acres this year, down 2 percent from 2017. Of the total acres, 92 percent were planted with biotechnology varieties. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 3.10 million acres, down 4 percent from a year ago.

    Barley producers planted 520,000 acres, unchanged from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 440,000 acres, up 11 percent from a year ago.

    Oats planted for all purposes is estimated at 265,000 acres, down 10 percent from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 120,000 acres, up 50 percent from last year.

    Canola planted acreage is estimated at 1.65 million acres, up 4 percent from last year, and a record high. Area to be harvested is estimated at 1.64 million acres, up 5 percent from a year ago, and also a record high.

    Oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 415,000 acres, up 5 percent from last year. An estimated 405,000 acres is expected to be harvested, up 5 percent from a year ago. Non-oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 45,000 acres, up 5 percent from the previous year. Harvested area is estimated at 43,000 acres, up 2 percent from the previous year.

    Flaxseed planted acreage, at 110,000 acres, is down 55 percent from a year ago. Area to be harvested is estimated at 107,000 acres, down 53 percent from last year.

    Safflower planted area is estimated at 13,000 acres, up 83 percent from last year. It is estimated that 12,500 acres will be harvested, up 140 percent from a year ago.

    Dry edible bean planted acres are estimated at 550,000, down 22 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 530,000 acres, down 23 percent from a year ago. Small chickpea planted acres are estimated at 12,000 acres, down 1,200 from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 11,800 acres, down 1,200 from last year. Large chickpea planted acres are estimated at 35,000 acres, up 4,400 acres from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 33,500 acres, up 4,800 acres from last year.

    Dry edible peas planted area is estimated at 300,000 acres, down 29 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 290,000 acres, down 29 percent from a year ago.

    Lentil planted area is estimated at 170,000 acres, down 37 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 165,000 acres, down 34 percent from a year ago.

    Sugarbeet planted acres, at 210,000, are down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 208,000 acres, down 2 percent from the previous year.

    Fall potato planted acreage is estimated at 74,000 acres, down 1 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 72,000, down 3 percent from a year ago. Percent planted by type totals 44 percent Russet, 36 percent white, 18 percent red, and 2 percent yellow.

    Alfalfa acreage to be harvested for dry hay is estimated at 1.50 million acres, up 11 percent from last year. Other hay acreage to be cut for dry hay is estimated at 1.40 million acres, up 8 percent from a year ago.

    The estimates of planted and harvested acreages in this news release are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of June.

 

 


   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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