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KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 10/01/18

Weekly Crop Report....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending September 30th, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 30 short, 58 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 35 short, 49 adequate, and 2 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 16 poor, 28 fair, 44 good, and 9 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 97 percent, ahead of 92 last year, and near 93 for the five-year average. Harvested was 30 percent, ahead of 17 last year, and near 26 average.

    Winter wheat planted was 76 percent, ahead of 69 last year. Emerged was 40 percent, ahead of 29 last year.

    Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 13 poor, 23 fair, 46 good, and 17 excellent. Corn mature was 85 percent, well ahead of 45 last year and 54 average. Harvested was 6 percent, near 2 last year and 3 average.

    Canola harvested was 94 percent.

    Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 6 fair, 15 good, and 79 excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 20 percent, near 21 last year and 22 average.

    Sunflower condition rated 0 percent very poor, 7 poor, 30 fair, 59 good, and 4 excellent. Sunflowers bracts turned yellow was 95 percent, near 93 last year, and ahead of 84 average. Bracts turned brown was 75 percent, ahead of 63 last year, and well ahead of 54 average. Harvested was 6 percent, near 2 both last year and average.

    Flaxseed harvested was 94 percent, near 93 last year, and ahead of 84 average.

    Potato condition rated 1 percent very poor, 12 poor, 35 fair, 49 good, and 3 excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 98 percent, ahead of 93 last year. Harvested was 52 percent, near 56 last year and 49 average.

    Dry edible beans harvested was 91 percent, well ahead of 69 last year and 66 average.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 21 poor, 41 fair, 31 good, and 1 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 6 percent very short, 29 short, 63 adequate, and 2 surplus.

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    FARGO, N.D. - All wheat stored in all positions in North Dakota on
September 1, 2018 totaled 332 million bushels, up 39 percent from a year ago, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. On-farm stocks of 213 million are up 51 percent from 2017, while off-farm stocks, at 119 million bushels, are up 23 percent from last year.

    Durum wheat stored in all positions totaled 38.4 million bushels, up 45 percent from a year ago.

    Barley stored in all positions totaled 36.8 million bushels, down 9 percent from 2017. On-farm stocks are 18.5 million bushels, down 20 percent from last year, while off-farm stocks, at 18.3 million bushels, are 4 percent above last year.

    Corn stocks totaled 60.5 million bushels, down 40 percent from a year ago. Of the total, 23.5 million bushels are stored on farms, down 56 percent from a year ago, while off-farm stocks, at 37.0 million bushels, are down 22 percent from last year.

    Soybean stocks totaled 15.9 million bushels, down 6 percent from last year. On-farm stocks, at 3.80 million bushels, are down 61 percent from a year ago, while off-farm stocks, at 12.1 million bushels, are up 68 percent from 2017.

    Oats stocks totaled 5.13 million bushels, up 20 percent from last year. On-farm stocks, at 4.00 million bushels, are up 43 percent from a year ago, while off-farm stocks, at 1.13 million bushels, are down 23 percent from 2017.

    All sunflowers stored in all positions totaled 177 million pounds, down 45 percent from 2017. Oil sunflower stocks in all positions are 122 million pounds, down 54 percent from last year. Non-Oil sunflower stocks in all positions are 54.3 million pounds, up 4 percent from a year ago.

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    FARGO, N.D. - Other spring wheat production for 2018 is estimated at 318 million bushels, up 54 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The 2018 area harvested for grain, at 6.49 million acres, is up 29 percent from 2017. Producers planted 6.55 million acres, up 22 percent from 2017. Record yield, at 49.0 bushels per acre, is up
8.0 bushels from 2017.

    Durum wheat production is estimated at 42.5 million bushels, up 48 percent from 2017. Harvested acres, at 1.08 million, are down 9 percent from last year. Area planted is 1.10 million acres, down 13 percent from 2017. The yield of 39.5 bushels per acre is up 15.0 bushels from last year.

    Winter wheat production is estimated at 3.01 million bushels, up 132 percent from last year. The area harvested for grain totaled 70,000 acres, up 100 percent from 2017. Planted acreage totaled 85,000 acres, up 21 percent from a year earlier. The yield is 43.0 bushels per acre, up 6.0 bushels from 2017.

    Barley production is estimated at 28.5 million bushels, up 14 percent from 2017. Area harvested for grain, at 385,000 acres, is down 3 percent from last year. Planted acreage totaled 470,000 acres, down 10 percent from 2017. Record yield is 74.0 bushels per acre, up 11.0 bushels from last year.

    Oat production is estimated at 8.61 million bushels, up 86 percent from 2017. Area harvested for grain, at 105,000 acres, is up 31 percent from last year. Planted acreage totaled 300,000 acres, up 2 percent from a year earlier. Record yield, at 82.0 bushels per acre, is up 24.0 bushels per acre from last year.

 

 

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

 

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