Crop Progress
Crop Progress

ISSN: 1948-3007

Released September 11, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Corn Dented - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2017 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:     51            45            72            65      
Illinois .......:     80            90            96            83      
Indiana ........:     74            74            86            74      
Iowa ...........:     74            77            87            75      
Kansas .........:     83            81            89            82      
Kentucky .......:     87            82            90            85      
Michigan .......:     60            51            67            57      
Minnesota ......:     68            67            83            73      
Missouri .......:     92            91            95            90      
Nebraska .......:     83            72            86            80      
North Carolina .:     98            93            96            97      
North Dakota ...:     52            70            84            60      
Ohio ...........:     67            66            74            69      
Pennsylvania ...:     54            49            66            64      
South Dakota ...:     58            73            90            69      
Tennessee ......:     95            93            97            95      
Texas ..........:     88            90            92            84      
Wisconsin ......:     46            54            70            55      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     73            75            86            75      
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Corn Mature - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2017 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      8             2             8             9      
Illinois .......:     24            36            56            29      
Indiana ........:     24            23            40            22      
Iowa ...........:     13            15            28            14      
Kansas .........:     43            36            49            35      
Kentucky .......:     66            59            74            59      
Michigan .......:      4             7            13             8      
Minnesota ......:      2             6            17             6      
Missouri .......:     39            49            66            43      
Nebraska .......:     17             9            22            17      
North Carolina .:     87            80            90            90      
North Dakota ...:      4            11            26             7      
Ohio ...........:     15            13            26            14      
Pennsylvania ...:     14             1            14            18      
South Dakota ...:      4            14            29            10      
Tennessee ......:     76            47            73            62      
Texas ..........:     67            68            72            67      
Wisconsin ......:      4             8            21            10      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     20            22            35            21      
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Corn Harvested - Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2017 corn acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Colorado .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Illinois .......:      2              1            4             2      
Indiana ........:      1           (NA)            2             1      
Iowa ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Kansas .........:      9              6            9             8      
Kentucky .......:     20             12           24            14      
Michigan .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Minnesota ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Missouri .......:     11              2           12            10      
Nebraska .......:      2           (NA)            1             1      
North Carolina .:     53             27           43            49      
North Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Ohio ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Pennsylvania ...:      1           (NA)            1             2      
South Dakota ...:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Tennessee ......:     23              9           23            18      
Texas ..........:     60             53           63            57      
Wisconsin ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      5           (NA)            5             3      
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-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Corn Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2017 corn acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Colorado .......:     2           7          21          63           7     
Illinois .......:     1           4          18          46          31     
Indiana ........:     2           6          20          52          20     
Iowa ...........:     2           6          19          52          21     
Kansas .........:    11          17          26          36          10     
Kentucky .......:     1           5          17          67          10     
Michigan .......:     5          13          29          44           9     
Minnesota ......:     2           5          17          51          25     
Missouri .......:    22          22          28          23           5     
Nebraska .......:     2           4          12          53          29     
North Carolina .:     8          20          31          35           6     
North Dakota ...:     2          10          25          54           9     
Ohio ...........:     1           3          17          56          23     
Pennsylvania ...:     1           4          21          49          25     
South Dakota ...:     6          10          20          44          20     
Tennessee ......:     2           6          21          55          16     
Texas ..........:    12          24          35          27           2     
Wisconsin ......:     3           6          16          43          32     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     4           8          20          47          21     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     4           8          21          46          21     
Previous year ..:     4           9          26          48          13     
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Soybeans Dropping Leaves - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2017 soybean acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     46            17            28            34      
Illinois .......:     12            16            37            12      
Indiana ........:     24            21            41            23      
Iowa ...........:      7             4            17             8      
Kansas .........:     18            10            16            13      
Kentucky .......:     16            11            19            12      
Louisiana ......:     73            65            78            66      
Michigan .......:     19             8            21            14      
Minnesota ......:     11             9            24            14      
Mississippi ....:     63            37            56            46      
Missouri .......:      9             2             9             7      
Nebraska .......:     25            15            31            22      
North Carolina .:     17             7            17            13      
North Dakota ...:     43            37            57            41      
Ohio ...........:     17            15            31            20      
South Dakota ...:     25            25            45            31      
Tennessee ......:     21             9            23            20      
Wisconsin ......:      3             4            14             7      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:     20            16            31            19      
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Soybean Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[These 18 States planted 96% of the 2017 soybean acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     1           7          29          48          15     
Illinois .......:     1           4          16          51          28     
Indiana ........:     2           6          20          53          19     
Iowa ...........:     2           5          21          53          19     
Kansas .........:     3           9          32          45          11     
Kentucky .......:     2           5          16          67          10     
Louisiana ......:     2          10          33          43          12     
Michigan .......:     3           7          27          52          11     
Minnesota ......:     2           6          21          51          20     
Mississippi ....:     -           3          27          54          16     
Missouri .......:     8          19          30          35           8     
Nebraska .......:     2           5          11          56          26     
North Carolina .:     3           7          27          52          11     
North Dakota ...:     3          14          30          47           6     
Ohio ...........:     1           3          17          57          22     
South Dakota ...:     7          10          24          46          13     
Tennessee ......:     3           5          23          57          12     
Wisconsin ......:     2           6          15          46          31     
                :                                                           
18 States ......:     3           7          22          50          18     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     3           8          23          49          17     
Previous year ..:     3           9          28          49          11     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States
[These 15 States planted 98% of the 2017 cotton acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:     31            41            54            40      
Arizona ........:     83            63            74            73      
Arkansas .......:     47            53            72            52      
California .....:     12             -             4            39      
Georgia ........:     49            26            40            51      
Kansas .........:     22            17            24            17      
Louisiana ......:     81            79            91            81      
Mississippi ....:     45            55            69            49      
Missouri .......:     40            52            66            26      
North Carolina .:     33            25            43            36      
Oklahoma .......:     24            18            36            26      
South Carolina .:     45            16            28            42      
Tennessee ......:     29            52            68            31      
Texas ..........:     25            23            30            28      
Virginia .......:     30            25            37            33      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:     33            29            39            35      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Cotton Harvested - Selected States
[These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2017 cotton acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
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                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Arizona ........:      6           (NA)            8             5      
Arkansas .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
California .....:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Georgia ........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Kansas .........:      1           (NA)            -             -      
Louisiana ......:      1              1            8             1      
Mississippi ....:      -           (NA)            1             -      
Missouri .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
North Carolina .:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Oklahoma .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
South Carolina .:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Tennessee ......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Texas ..........:     16             11           18            10      
Virginia .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
                :                                                       
15 States ......:      8           (NA)           10             5      
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-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2017 cotton acreage]
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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
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                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     -           -          15          63          22     
Arizona ........:     1           2          46          41          10     
Arkansas .......:     1           3          12          39          45     
California .....:     -           -           -          30          70     
Georgia ........:     1           8          29          50          12     
Kansas .........:     1           1          27          58          13     
Louisiana ......:     -           4          37          53           6     
Mississippi ....:     -           5          22          51          22     
Missouri .......:     -          12          33          47           8     
North Carolina .:     3          10          25          53           9     
Oklahoma .......:    10          20          50          19           1     
South Carolina .:     2           5          28          52          13     
Tennessee ......:     2           2          16          53          27     
Texas ..........:    21          31          30          15           3     
Virginia .......:     1           2           6          88           3     
                :                                                           
15 States ......:    13          21          28          29           9     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    15          18          26          31          10     
Previous year ..:     4           7          26          46          17     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Sugarbeets Harvested - Selected States
[These 4 States harvested 83% of the 2017 sugarbeet acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:      3           (NA)            8             3      
Michigan .......:      9              6           12             5      
Minnesota ......:      6           (NA)            -             6      
North Dakota ...:      7              7            8             6      
                :                                                       
4 States .......:      6           (NA)            5             5      
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-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Sorghum Coloring - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 99% of the 2017 sorghum acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     100           100           100           100     
Colorado .......:      62            60            75            58     
Illinois .......:      83            81            86            83     
Kansas .........:      63            60            74            65     
Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100     
Missouri .......:      84            68            78            82     
Nebraska .......:      81            75            83            81     
New Mexico .....:      69            55            60            36     
Oklahoma .......:      72            58            66            72     
South Dakota ...:      57            53            61            74     
Texas ..........:      83            84            90            83     
                :                                                       
11 States ......:      72            69            79            74     
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Sorghum Mature - Selected States
[These 11 States planted 99% of the 2017 sorghum acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      93            95            99           87      
Colorado .......:       4             -             9           10      
Illinois .......:      38            36            56           26      
Kansas .........:       8             6            10           11      
Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           99      
Missouri .......:      38            14            22           30      
Nebraska .......:      14             7            13            9      
New Mexico .....:       4             2             3            3      
Oklahoma .......:      34            22            29           30      
South Dakota ...:       9             1             4           10      
Texas ..........:      73            74            78           75      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:      34            30            34           38      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Sorghum Harvested - Selected States
[These 11 States harvested 99% of the 2017 sorghum acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     73            51            61            54      
Colorado .......:      -             -             -             -      
Illinois .......:      -             -             -             -      
Kansas .........:      1             1             2             1      
Louisiana ......:     90            91            96            90      
Missouri .......:      3             1             1             3      
Nebraska .......:      -             -             -             -      
New Mexico .....:      -             -             -             -      
Oklahoma .......:      9             4             8             8      
South Dakota ...:      -             -             -             -      
Texas ..........:     62            65            66            62      
                :                                                       
11 States ......:     24            22            24            26      
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-  Represents zero.                                                     

Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[These 11 States planted 99% of the 2017 sorghum acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     -           2          47          43           8     
Colorado .......:     4           7          26          60           3     
Illinois .......:     -           1          19          63          17     
Kansas .........:     2           5          23          52          18     
Louisiana ......:     -           3          75          22           -     
Missouri .......:     2          21          40          32           5     
Nebraska .......:     -           2          14          58          26     
New Mexico .....:     -           3          48          46           3     
Oklahoma .......:     2           8          30          54           6     
South Dakota ...:     1           4          32          62           1     
Texas ..........:    12          26          39          18           5     
                :                                                           
11 States ......:     5          12          30          42          11     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     5          12          31          43           9     
Previous year ..:     2           5          27          55          11     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Peanuts Harvested - Selected States
[These 8 States harvested 96% of the 2017 peanut acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Alabama ........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Florida ........:     12              4            5            14      
Georgia ........:      2           (NA)            1             1      
North Carolina .:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Oklahoma .......:      -           (NA)            -             1      
South Carolina .:      1           (NA)            -             1      
Texas ..........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Virginia .......:      -           (NA)            1             -      
                :                                                       
8 States .......:      3           (NA)            1             3      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Peanut Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[These 8 States harvested 96% of the 2017 peanut acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     -           4          13          55          28     
Florida ........:     1           1          21          54          23     
Georgia ........:     1           4          19          59          17     
North Carolina .:     3           4          25          58          10     
Oklahoma .......:     -          10          17          70           3     
South Carolina .:     3           2          18          55          22     
Texas ..........:     -           6          49          45           -     
Virginia .......:     1           2           4          90           3     
                :                                                           
8 States .......:     1           4          23          56          16     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     1           3          21          57          18     
Previous year ..:     1           5          17          56          21     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Rice Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 100% of the 2017 rice acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:     38            20            33            30      
California .....:      1             -             2             3      
Louisiana ......:     90            84            89            87      
Mississippi ....:     49            49            65            31      
Missouri .......:      8             1             9            11      
Texas ..........:     91            86            92            89      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     41            31            40            36      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-  Represents zero.                                                     

Rice Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2017 rice acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Arkansas .......:     1           4          25          49          21     
California .....:     -           -           5          90           5     
Louisiana ......:     -           4          23          65           8     
Mississippi ....:     -           1          23          54          22     
Missouri .......:     -          10          15          49          26     
Texas ..........:     -           1          50          44           5     
                :                                                           
6 States .......:     -           3          22          59          16     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:     -           3          22          59          16     
Previous year ..:     1           6          22          53          18     
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-  Represents zero.                                                         

Spring Wheat Harvested - Selected States
[These 6 States harvested 99% of the 2017 spring wheat acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:     94            73             89           91      
Minnesota ......:     96            98             99           89      
Montana ........:     96            75             87           85      
North Dakota ...:     93            88             94           81      
South Dakota ...:     99            99            100           97      
Washington .....:     92            88             90           96      
                :                                                       
6 States .......:     94            87             93           85      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Barley Harvested - Selected States
[These 5 States harvested 85% of the 2017 barley acreage]
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                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Idaho ..........:     95            85             97           93      
Minnesota ......:     99            99            100           95      
Montana ........:     96            72             85           94      
North Dakota ...:     96            94             96           87      
Washington .....:     88            90             91           96      
                :                                                       
5 States .......:     95            84             92           92      
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oats Harvested - Selected States
[These 9 States harvested 67% of the 2017 oat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Iowa ...........:     100            99            99           100     
Minnesota ......:      95            95            97            97     
Nebraska .......:     100           100           100           100     
North Dakota ...:      93            91            95            87     
Ohio ...........:     100           100           100           100     
Pennsylvania ...:      89            88            89            93     
South Dakota ...:      98           100           100            99     
Texas ..........:     100           100           100           100     
Wisconsin ......:      92            84            92            93     
                :                                                       
9 States .......:      95            94            96            96     
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Winter Wheat Planted - Selected States
[These 18 States planted 90% of the 2017 winter wheat acreage]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :               Week ending               :             
                :-----------------------------------------:             
      State     :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, :  2013-2017  
                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                        percent                        
                :                                                       
Arkansas .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
California .....:      3           (NA)            -             1      
Colorado .......:     10              2            7            13      
Idaho ..........:      5           (NA)            9             8      
Illinois .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Indiana ........:      -           (NA)            1             1      
Kansas .........:      3              1            3             3      
Michigan .......:      -           (NA)            1             1      
Missouri .......:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Montana ........:     11           (NA)            -             8      
Nebraska .......:      6              1            4            11      
North Carolina .:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Ohio ...........:      -           (NA)            -             -      
Oklahoma .......:      1           (NA)            2             2      
Oregon .........:      1              1            6             3      
South Dakota ...:      4              1            7             7      
Texas ..........:      5           (NA)            5             4      
Washington .....:     14             12           29            24      
                :                                                       
18 States ......:      5           (NA)            5             5      
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-    Represents zero.                                                   
(NA) Not available.                                                     

Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 9, 2018
[National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted
based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                :                          percent                          
                :                                                           
Alabama ........:     -           3          16          65          16     
Arizona ........:    29          30          16          19           6     
Arkansas .......:     6           8          27          49          10     
California .....:    35          10          25          25           5     
Colorado .......:    22          23          22          31           2     
Connecticut ....:    30          60          10           -           -     
Delaware .......:     2          10          35          51           2     
Florida ........:     -           4          14          55          27     
Georgia ........:     1           7          32          53           7     
Idaho ..........:     5          35          47          13           -     
Illinois .......:     4           7          35          39          15     
Indiana ........:     4          10          37          43           6     
Iowa ...........:     4          13          33          44           6     
Kansas .........:     6          14          34          37           9     
Kentucky .......:     2           8          22          56          12     
Louisiana ......:     5          19          43          30           3     
Maine ..........:     -           3          22          72           3     
Maryland .......:     1           7          22          57          13     
Massachusetts ..:     -           5          25          70           -     
Michigan .......:     7          15          38          31           9     
Minnesota ......:     5          13          30          45           7     
Mississippi ....:     1          10          38          46           5     
Missouri .......:    15          29          37          18           1     
Montana ........:    10          17          30          37           6     
Nebraska .......:     2           4          16          60          18     
Nevada .........:    25          20          30          25           -     
New Hampshire ..:     2          12          29          57           -     
New Jersey .....:     1           6          44          47           2     
New Mexico .....:    15          30          39          15           1     
New York .......:     2          12          32          46           8     
North Carolina .:     1          10          41          46           2     
North Dakota ...:     7          18          42          31           2     
Ohio ...........:     2           7          36          47           8     
Oklahoma .......:     6          15          34          39           6     
Oregon .........:    47          27          23           3           -     
Pennsylvania ...:     -           7          25          37          31     
Rhode Island ...:    35          35          30           -           -     
South Carolina .:     -          15          27          58           -     
South Dakota ...:    10          15          30          40           5     
Tennessee ......:     1          13          32          45           9     
Texas ..........:    14          31          35          17           3     
Utah ...........:    29          35          30           6           -     
Vermont ........:     1           1          65          33           -     
Virginia .......:     4           9          31          45          11     
Washington .....:    28          34          19          18           1     
West Virginia ..:     1          15          28          52           4     
Wisconsin ......:     2           7          25          45          21     
Wyoming ........:     8          15          36          34           7     
                :                                                           
48 States ......:     9          17          31          36           7     
                :                                                           
Previous week ..:    10          18          30          36           6     
Previous year ..:     8          14          31          39           8     
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Days Suitable for Fieldwork - Selected States
[Days suitable for Fieldwork are weighted based on
cropland acreage]
-----------------------------------------------------------
                 :               Week ending               
                 :-----------------------------------------
      State      :September 9, :September 2, :September 9, 
                 :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     
-----------------------------------------------------------
                 :                  Days                   
                 :                                         
Alabama .........:     5.9           6.2           5.0     
Arizona .........:     7.0           7.0           7.0     
Arkansas ........:     6.1           5.8           4.2     
California ......:     7.0           7.0           7.0     
Colorado ........:     7.0           6.7           6.0     
Connecticut .....:     6.0           5.0           6.2     
Delaware ........:     6.0           6.0           5.5     
Florida .........:     5.6           5.7           5.7     
Georgia .........:     6.2           5.9           6.2     
Idaho ...........:     6.9           6.1           6.9     
Illinois ........:     6.9           5.1           3.9     
Indiana .........:     6.0           5.3           4.2     
Iowa ............:     6.8           2.7           2.1     
Kansas ..........:     6.9           5.2           1.8     
Kentucky ........:     5.2           6.0           5.1     
Louisiana .......:     5.8           4.7           4.2     
Maine ...........:     5.0           7.0           6.7     
Maryland ........:     5.0           6.5           6.0     
Massachusetts ...:     5.5           6.8           6.8     
Michigan ........:     5.6           3.6           4.5     
Minnesota .......:     6.2           4.8           5.0     
Mississippi .....:     5.7           6.1           3.6     
Missouri ........:     6.9           4.2           3.0     
Montana .........:     7.0           5.7           6.8     
Nebraska ........:     6.9           5.1           4.1     
Nevada ..........:     7.0           7.0           7.0     
New Hampshire ...:     5.0           7.0           6.2     
New Jersey ......:     6.0           6.5           6.0     
New Mexico ......:     7.0           6.5           5.8     
New York ........:     4.0           4.5           5.5     
North Carolina ..:     5.7           6.6           6.6     
North Dakota ....:     6.9           5.6           5.9     
Ohio ............:     5.5           5.4           4.4     
Oklahoma ........:     6.8           6.3           3.5     
Oregon ..........:     6.6           6.9           6.9     
Pennsylvania ....:     4.5           5.0           4.5     
Rhode Island ....:     5.5           7.0           6.5     
South Carolina ..:     6.6           6.9           6.8     
South Dakota ....:     6.6           5.9           6.4     
Tennessee .......:     5.8           6.0           5.5     
Texas ...........:     6.5           6.5           5.0     
Utah ............:     6.7           6.9           7.0     
Vermont .........:     5.0           5.0           4.9     
Virginia ........:     5.7           6.0           5.4     
Washington ......:     6.7           6.7           6.9     
West Virginia ...:     5.5           4.9           3.6     
Wisconsin .......:     5.6           2.6           3.3     
Wyoming .........:     6.9           6.8           6.9     
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Topsoil Moisture Condition - Selected States: Week Ending
September 9, 2018
[National topsoil moisture conditions for selected States are
weighted based on cropland acreage]
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      State     :Very short :   Short   : Adequate  :  Surplus  
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                :                    percent                    
                :                                               
Alabama ........:     2          25          56          17     
Arizona ........:     -          15          83           2     
Arkansas .......:     1           8          75          16     
California .....:    60          15          25           -     
Colorado .......:    10          29          59           2     
Connecticut ....:     -           -          95           5     
Delaware .......:     -           1          78          21     
Florida ........:     -           2          72          26     
Georgia ........:     7          28          60           5     
Idaho ..........:    19          55          26           -     
Illinois .......:     3           6          65          26     
Indiana ........:     1           8          55          36     
Iowa ...........:     1           3          65          31     
Kansas .........:     2           8          71          19     
Kentucky .......:     3          14          71          12     
Louisiana ......:     3          18          64          15     
Maine ..........:    59          30          11           -     
Maryland .......:     -           3          90           7     
Massachusetts ..:     -          16          79           5     
Michigan .......:     3           5          71          21     
Minnesota ......:     4          14          73           9     
Mississippi ....:     1           7          58          34     
Missouri .......:     6          24          66           4     
Montana ........:    22          41          36           1     
Nebraska .......:     1          11          77          11     
Nevada .........:    15          60          25           -     
New Hampshire ..:    21          19          60           -     
New Jersey .....:     -           -          18          82     
New Mexico .....:    19          35          40           6     
New York .......:     -           1          78          21     
North Carolina .:     4          34          58           4     
North Dakota ...:    12          34          52           2     
Ohio ...........:     1           6          58          35     
Oklahoma .......:     8          17          63          12     
Oregon .........:    64          31           5           -     
Pennsylvania ...:     -           -          41          59     
Rhode Island ...:     3          47          50           -     
South Carolina .:    36          58           6           -     
South Dakota ...:    15          28          55           2     
Tennessee ......:     5          20          69           6     
Texas ..........:    15          31          46           8     
Utah ...........:    37          42          21           -     
Vermont ........:     -          60          40           -     
Virginia .......:     2          14          75           9     
Washington .....:    20          49          31           -     
West Virginia ..:     -          10          54          36     
Wisconsin ......:     -           2          68          30     
Wyoming ........:    19          42          39           -     
                :                                               
48 States ......:     9          19          58          14     
                :                                               
Previous week ..:    10          23          60           7     
Previous year ..:    16          29          52           3     
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Subsoil Moisture Condition - Selected States: Week Ending
September 9, 2018
[National subsoil moisture conditions for selected States are
weighted based on cropland acreage]
----------------------------------------------------------------
      State     :Very short :   Short   : Adequate  :  Surplus  
----------------------------------------------------------------
                :                    percent                    
                :                                               
Alabama ........:     2          23          65           10    
Arizona ........:     -          14          84            2    
Arkansas .......:     2          18          70           10    
California .....:    60          20          20            -    
Colorado .......:    14          24          60            2    
Connecticut ....:     -           -           -          100    
Delaware .......:    19           5          67            9    
Florida ........:     -           6          68           26    
Georgia ........:     4          23          67            6    
Idaho ..........:    19          52          29            -    
Illinois .......:     2          13          71           14    
Indiana ........:     1           8          65           26    
Iowa ...........:     2           7          67           24    
Kansas .........:     3          13          77            7    
Kentucky .......:     4          15          70           11    
Louisiana ......:     5          32          55            8    
Maine ..........:    59          35           6            -    
Maryland .......:     -           3          91            6    
Massachusetts ..:     -          11          89            -    
Michigan .......:     3          14          72           11    
Minnesota ......:     6          14          69           11    
Mississippi ....:     3          13          49           35    
Missouri .......:    19          33          46            2    
Montana ........:    18          47          35            -    
Nebraska .......:     1          15          78            6    
Nevada .........:    15          55          30            -    
New Hampshire ..:    15          27          58            -    
New Jersey .....:     -           -          54           46    
New Mexico .....:    44          32          21            3    
New York .......:     1          14          70           15    
North Carolina .:     1          19          75            5    
North Dakota ...:    11          39          48            2    
Ohio ...........:     -           7          69           24    
Oklahoma .......:    14          26          56            4    
Oregon .........:    55          39           6            -    
Pennsylvania ...:     -           -          57           43    
Rhode Island ...:     5          40          55            -    
South Carolina .:    35          53          12            -    
South Dakota ...:    16          27          56            1    
Tennessee ......:    12          29          56            3    
Texas ..........:    17          40          40            3    
Utah ...........:    43          38          19            -    
Vermont ........:    29          30          41            -    
Virginia .......:     3          11          79            7    
Washington .....:    17          47          36            -    
West Virginia ..:     -           9          71           20    
Wisconsin ......:     -           4          72           24    
Wyoming ........:    20          36          44            -    
                :                                               
48 States ......:    10          23          58            9    
                :                                               
Previous week ..:    12          25          58            5    
Previous year ..:    14          29          53            4    
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Crop Progress and Condition Tables Expected Next Week

Barley: Harvested	Soybeans: Dropping Leaves, 
Harvested, 
Corn: Dented, Mature, Harvested, Condition 	Condition
Cotton: Bolls Opening, Harvested, Condition		Spring Wheat: Harvested
Pasture and Range: Condition				Sugarbeets: Harvested
Peanuts: Harvested, Condition				Winter Wheat: Planted
Rice: Harvested, Condition				Days Suitable for Fieldwork
Sorghum: Coloring, Mature, Harvested,			Topsoil Moisture 
Condition
Condition						Subsoil Moisture Condition

				

Statistical Methodology

Survey Procedures: Crop progress and condition estimates are based on survey 
data collected each week from early April through the end of November. The 
non-probability crop progress and condition surveys include input from 
approximately 3,600 respondents whose occupations provide them opportunities 
to make visual observations and frequently bring them in contact with farmers 
in their counties. Based on standard definitions, these respondents 
subjectively estimate the progress of crops through various stages of 
development, as well as the progress of producer activities. They also 
provide subjective evaluations of crop conditions.

Most respondents complete their questionnaires on Friday or early Monday 
morning and submit them to the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS) Field Offices in their States by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail, or 
through a secured internet website. A small number of reports are completed 
on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Regardless of when questionnaires are 
completed, respondents are asked to report for the entire week ending on 
Sunday. For reports submitted prior to the Sunday reference date, a degree of 
uncertainty is introduced by projections for weekend changes in progress and 
condition. By the end of the 2017 season, over 95 percent of the data were 
being submitted through the internet website. As a result, the majority of 
all data are submitted on Monday morning, significantly reducing projection 
uncertainty.

Respondents are sent written reporting instructions at the beginning of each 
season and are contacted periodically to ensure proper reporting. Terms and 
definitions of crop stages and condition categories used as reporting 
guidelines are available on the NASS website at 
www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/National_Crop_Progress.

Estimating Procedures: Reported data are reviewed for reasonableness and 
consistency by comparing with data reported the previous week and data 
reported in surrounding counties for the current week. Field Offices 
summarize the reported data to district and State levels, weighting each 
county's reported data by NASS county acreage estimates. Summarized 
indications are compared with previous week estimates, and progress items are 
compared with earlier stages of development and historical averages to ensure 
reasonableness. Weather events and respondent comments are also taken into 
consideration. State estimates are submitted to the Agricultural Statistics 
Board (ASB) along with supporting comments, where they are compared with 
surrounding States and compiled into a National level summary by weighting 
each State by its acreage estimates. National crop planting progress, 
progress of development stages, and condition estimates are weighted using 
the program State's average planted acres over the previous three crop years. 
National crop harvest progress estimates are weighted using the program 
State's average harvested acres over the previous three crop years. Pasture 
and range condition is weighted using pasture acreage and/or livestock 
inventories from the most recent Census of Agriculture. Days suitable for 
fieldwork, topsoil moisture and subsoil moisture are weighted using cropland 
acreage from the Census of Agriculture.
 
Revision Policy: Progress and condition estimates in the Crop Progress report 
are released after 4:00 pm ET on the first business day of the week. These 
estimates are subject to revision the following week.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity statisticians in the Crops Branch of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may 
be sent to nass@nass.usda.gov

Lance Honig, Chief, Crops Branch............................................ (202) 720-2127

Anthony Prillaman, Head, Field Crops Section   (202) 720-2127
Natasha Bruton - Current Agricultural Industrial Reports   (202) 401-0034
David Colwell - Current Agricultural Industrial Reports   (202) 720-3338
     Chris Hawthorn - Corn, Flaxseed, Proso Millet   (202) 720-9526
     James Johanson - County Estimates, Hay   (202) 690-8533
     Jeff Lemmons - Oats, Soybeans   (202) 690-3234
     Jannety Mosley - Crop Weather, Barley   (202) 720-7621
     Sammy Neal - Peanuts, Rice............................................. (202) 720-7688
     Jean Porter - Rye, Wheat   (202) 720-8068
Bianca Pruneda - Cotton, Cotton Ginnings, Sorghum   (202) 720-5944
     Travis Thorson - Sunflower, Other Oilseeds............................. (202) 720-7369

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