In today's Crop Progress Report, the last for the 2021 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shifts the focus away from corn and soybean harvest, now complete, and zeroes in on winter wheat establishment.
The crop has mostly emerged (92% in 18 selected states) but the quality varies widely, even among top-producing states.
Sixty-two percent of Kansas wheat is rated good or excellent while Washington is showing just 22% good/excellent, and Montana has only 7% rated that highly.
In-between are Oklahoma with 48% good/excellent winter wheat and Colorado with 38%.
The average for the 18 states is 44% good/excellent compared to 46% one year ago.
For the full USDA report for Nov. 29 and previous weeks, click here.