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New Crop Progress Statistics Released July 6

Released July 6, 2010, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA).

Cotton Squaring – Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2009 cotton acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Alabama ………:    62          46          56          57    
Arizona ………:    57          46          55          72    
Arkansas ……..:    67          93          97          89    
California ……:    56          37          60          61    
Georgia ………:    54          54          70          62    
Kansas ……….:    26          13          38          30    
Louisiana …….:    92          80          91          90    
Mississippi …..:    74          70          93          83    
Missouri ……..:    49          59          66          67    
North Carolina ..:    75          69          85          74    
Oklahoma ……..:    33          25          35          32    
South Carolina ..:    46          35          55          47    
Tennessee …….:    65          52          77          78    
Texas ………..:    52          39          56          44    
Virginia ……..:    37          14          36          44    
                 :                                              
15 States …….:    56          48          64          55    
—————————————————————–

Cotton Setting Bolls – Selected States
[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2009 cotton acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Alabama ………:     8           2          14          10    
Arizona ………:    32          13          16          32    
Arkansas ……..:     7          11          31          19    
California ……:    10           2           7          16    
Georgia ………:     9           9          21          15    
Kansas ……….:     –           –           –           –    
Louisiana …….:    36          23          53          36    
Mississippi …..:    11          11          45          23    
Missouri ……..:     –           3          16          12    
North Carolina ..:    16           4          10           3    
Oklahoma ……..:     –           –           –           1    
South Carolina ..:     –           –           7           3    
Tennessee …….:     2           –          10           8    
Texas ………..:    16           8          11          16    
Virginia ……..:     –           4          16           2    
                 :                                              
15 States …….:    13           8          15          15    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Cotton Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Alabama ………:     –           1          25          69           5    
Arizona ………:     –           2          27          45          26    
Arkansas ……..:     –           3          25          40          32    
California ……:     –           –          30          55          15    
Georgia ………:     1          10          24          50          15    
Kansas ……….:     –           2          30          57          11    
Louisiana …….:     1          14          27          52           6    
Mississippi …..:     –           5          27          50          18    
Missouri ……..:     3          14          26          54           3    
North Carolina ..:     5          11          31          46           7    
Oklahoma ……..:     –           1          15          77           7    
South Carolina ..:     –           4          38          52           6    
Tennessee …….:     –           1          19          67          13    
Texas ………..:     2           7          27          51          13    
Virginia ……..:     –           –          41          59           –    
                 :                                                          
15 States …….:     2           7          26          52          13    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     1           5          32          49          13    
Previous year …:     7          16          35          34           8    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Corn Silking – Selected States
[These 18 States planted 92% of the 2009 corn acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Colorado ……..:     4           –           2           5    
Illinois ……..:     5          15          46          19    
Indiana ………:     2           8          31           8    
Iowa …………:     –           –           2           2    
Kansas ……….:    24          11          32          30    
Kentucky ……..:    21          17          51          38    
Michigan ……..:     –           –           3           2    
Minnesota …….:     –           –           2           3    
Missouri ……..:    27          20          45          39    
Nebraska ……..:     5           –           7           7    
North Carolina ..:    85          80          95          74    
North Dakota ….:     –           –           2           2    
Ohio …………:     2           1          14           2    
Pennsylvania ….:     1           –          14           3    
South Dakota ….:     –           –           –           –    
Tennessee …….:    60          68          81          67    
Texas ………..:    63          51          55          64    
Wisconsin …….:     –           –           –           –    
                 :                                              
18 States …….:     8           7          19          12    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Corn Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Colorado ……..:     –           4          27          57          12    
Illinois ……..:     4           8          20          48          20    
Indiana ………:     3           9          26          46          16    
Iowa …………:     4           8          23          47          18    
Kansas ……….:     1           4          24          60          11    
Kentucky ……..:     1           4          18          57          20    
Michigan ……..:     1           5          18          46          30    
Minnesota …….:     –           2           9          58          31    
Missouri ……..:     5          17          31          37          10    
Nebraska ……..:     2           4          11          64          19    
North Carolina ..:     9          21          34          30           6    
North Dakota ….:     –           2           7          73          18    
Ohio …………:     2           8          25          47          18    
Pennsylvania ….:     2          12          28          46          12    
South Dakota ….:     2           5          18          55          20    
Tennessee …….:     5           9          23          49          14    
Texas ………..:     3           8          22          53          14    
Wisconsin …….:     1           3          13          51          32    
                 :                                                          
18 States …….:     3           7          19          51          20    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     2           6          19          54          19    
Previous year …:     2           6          21          53          18    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Soybeans Emerged – Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2009 soybean acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:     92          94          97          93   
Illinois ……..:     91          90          96          97   
Indiana ………:     94          90          96          97   
Iowa …………:     97          95          97          98   
Kansas ……….:     95          88          95          91   
Kentucky ……..:     91          89          96          96   
Louisiana …….:    100         100         100          99   
Michigan ……..:    100          97         100         100   
Minnesota …….:    100         100         100         100   
Mississippi …..:     99          99         100         100   
Missouri ……..:     86          78          89          90   
Nebraska ……..:    100          99         100         100   
North Carolina ..:     87          85          93          85   
North Dakota ….:    100          98         100         100   
Ohio …………:    100          91          98         100   
South Dakota ….:    100          94          99          99   
Tennessee …….:     83          89          96          90   
Wisconsin …….:    100          99         100         100   
                 :                                              
18 States …….:     95          93          97          97   
—————————————————————–

Soybeans Blooming – Selected States
[These 18 States planted 95% of the 2009 soybean acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:    25          32          46          28    
Illinois ……..:     4           6          20          20    
Indiana ………:     3           7          23          13    
Iowa …………:    20           6          27          25    
Kansas ……….:    15           4          10          14    
Kentucky ……..:     6          15          35          17    
Louisiana …….:    68          52          65          69    
Michigan ……..:     6           7          26           9    
Minnesota …….:     4           7          19          14    
Mississippi …..:    72          57          74          82    
Missouri ……..:     5           2           8          12    
Nebraska ……..:    11           2          17          20    
North Carolina ..:     –           3           5           –    
North Dakota ….:     3           2          25          14    
Ohio …………:    15           7          18          20    
South Dakota ….:    16           2          13          14    
Tennessee …….:    15          14          34          29    
Wisconsin …….:     3           –          10          11    
                 :                                              
18 States …….:    13           9          23          20    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Soybean Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Arkansas ……..:     2          15          39          35           9    
Illinois ……..:     3          10          28          46          13    
Indiana ………:     3           9          28          46          14    
Iowa …………:     4           8          24          49          15    
Kansas ……….:     1           4          27          57          11    
Kentucky ……..:     1           2          10          57          30    
Louisiana …….:     2          15          35          41           7    
Michigan ……..:     1           4          21          52          22    
Minnesota …….:     –           3          14          60          23    
Mississippi …..:     3          11          21          49          16    
Missouri ……..:     5          14          37          37           7    
Nebraska ……..:     3           4          19          60          14    
North Carolina ..:     –          14          37          45           4    
North Dakota ….:     1           2          11          68          18    
Ohio …………:     3           9          28          47          13    
South Dakota ….:     2           7          18          59          14    
Tennessee …….:     2           5          21          61          11    
Wisconsin …….:     1           3          17          57          22    
                 :                                                          
18 States …….:     2           8          24          51          15    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     2           7          24          53          14    
Previous year …:     2           6          26          53          13    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Sorghum Planted – Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2009 sorghum acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:    100         100         100         100   
Colorado ……..:     86          99          99          95   
Illinois ……..:     56          92          95          89   
Kansas ……….:     97          93          98          97   
Louisiana …….:    100         100         100         100   
Missouri ……..:     97          92          98          96   
Nebraska ……..:    100          99         100         100   
New Mexico ……:     88          86          93          93   
Oklahoma ……..:     88          90          99          87   
South Dakota ….:    100          98         100          99   
Texas ………..:     97          95          98          97   
                 :                                              
11 States …….:     96          94          98          97   
—————————————————————–

Sorghum Headed – Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2009 sorghum acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:    31          26          66          37    
Colorado ……..:     8           –           3           6    
Illinois ……..:     –           3           5           5    
Kansas ……….:     –           –           1           –    
Louisiana …….:    77          80          87          68    
Missouri ……..:     1           3           6           6    
Nebraska ……..:     –           –           –           –    
New Mexico ……:     1           –           –           1    
Oklahoma ……..:     –           –           –           4    
South Dakota ….:     1           –           –           1    
Texas ………..:    54          49          56          57    
                 :                                              
11 States …….:    24          21          25          25    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Sorghum Coloring – Selected States
[These 11 States planted 98% of the 2009 sorghum acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:     –         (NA)          –           –    
Colorado ……..:     1         (NA)          –           1    
Illinois ……..:     –         (NA)          –           –    
Kansas ……….:     –         (NA)          –           –    
Louisiana …….:     2         (NA)         25          11    
Missouri ……..:     –         (NA)          –           –    
Nebraska ……..:     –         (NA)          –           –    
New Mexico ……:     –         (NA)          –           –    
Oklahoma ……..:     –         (NA)          –           –    
South Dakota ….:     –         (NA)          –           –    
Texas ………..:    44         (NA)         45          45    
                 :                                              
11 States …….:    18         (NA)         19          19    
—————————————————————–
–     Represents zero.                                          
(NA)  Not available.                                            

Sorghum Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Arkansas ……..:     2           8          33          51           6    
Colorado ……..:     –           7          45          40           8    
Illinois ……..:     2           7          27          46          18    
Kansas ……….:     –           3          26          64           7    
Louisiana …….:     1           8          38          53           –    
Missouri ……..:     2           7          36          52           3    
Nebraska ……..:     –           2          21          67          10    
New Mexico ……:     4           4          26          66           –    
Oklahoma ……..:     1           5          35          52           7    
South Dakota ….:     –           –          10          63          27    
Texas ………..:     –           2          25          57          16    
                 :                                                          
11 States …….:     –           3          26          60          11    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     –           2          26          61          11    
Previous year …:    11           9          29          46           5    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Peanuts Pegging – Selected States
[These 8 States planted 97% of the 2009 peanut acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Alabama ………:    18          10          23          19    
Florida ………:    49          26          36          43    
Georgia ………:    23          25          41          33    
North Carolina ..:    71          42          55          39    
Oklahoma ……..:    20          31          52          53    
South Carolina ..:    47          26          52          44    
Texas ………..:    16          14          37          23    
Virginia ……..:    28           4          27          30    
                 :                                              
8 States ……..:    28          22          39          32    
—————————————————————–

Peanut Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Alabama ………:     –           –          27          58          15    
Florida ………:     –           2          13          71          14    
Georgia ………:     –           5          24          51          20    
North Carolina ..:     –           5          38          54           3    
Oklahoma ……..:     3           –          18          66          13    
South Carolina ..:     –           3          30          64           3    
Texas ………..:     –           –          27          56          17    
Virginia ……..:     –           –          25          75           –    
                 :                                                          
8 States ……..:     –           3          25          56          16    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     –           2          27          60          11    
Previous year …:     1           4          37          49           9    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Sunflowers Planted – Selected States
[These 4 States planted 84% of the 2009 sunflower acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Colorado ……..:     98         94           97          97   
Kansas ……….:     88         74           85          90   
North Dakota ….:    100         97          100         100   
South Dakota ….:     97         82           99          97   
                 :                                              
4 States ……..:     98         90           98          98   
—————————————————————–

Rice Headed – Selected States
[These 6 States planted 100% of the 2009 rice acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:     3           1           8           1    
California ……:     –           –           –           1    
Louisiana …….:    28          25          45          35    
Mississippi …..:     1           –          18           5    
Missouri ……..:     –           –           2           2    
Texas ………..:    57           9          19          44    
                 :                                              
6 States ……..:     9           5          13           9    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Rice Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acres] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Arkansas ……..:     –           7          29          42          22    
California ……:     –           5          20          65          10    
Louisiana …….:     –           3          17          54          26    
Mississippi …..:     –           4          15          49          32    
Missouri ……..:     –           3          12          60          25    
Texas ………..:     –           5          13          66          16    
                 :                                                          
6 States ……..:     –           5          23          51          21    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     –           4          22          53          21    
Previous year …:     2           9          34          44          11    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Winter Wheat Harvested – Selected States
[These 18 States harvested 89% of the 2009 winter wheat acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Arkansas ……..:    99          98          100         99    
California ……:    87          60           70         88    
Colorado ……..:     9           8           21         29    
Idaho ………..:     –           –            –          –    
Illinois ……..:    60          64           85         74    
Indiana ………:    52          37           71         51    
Kansas ……….:    78          55           84         80    
Michigan ……..:     3           –            –          3    
Missouri ……..:    80          64           93         81    
Montana ………:     –           –            –          –    
Nebraska ……..:     9           –           13         24    
North Carolina ..:    96          95          100         94    
Ohio …………:    15           8           48         15    
Oklahoma ……..:    97          85           90         91    
Oregon ……….:     –           –            1          3    
South Dakota ….:     –           –            –          5    
Texas ………..:    87          58           78         88    
Washington ……:     1           –            –          –    
                 :                                              
18 States …….:    50          38           54         53    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Winter Wheat Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Arkansas ……..:     2           6          40          43           9    
California ……:     –           –          10          40          50    
Colorado ……..:     2           7          20          56          15    
Idaho ………..:     –           –           9          72          19    
Illinois ……..:     7          11          42          36           4    
Indiana ………:     1           8          34          49           8    
Kansas ……….:     3          10          31          46          10    
Michigan ……..:     1           2          18          62          17    
Missouri ……..:    10          20          35          31           4    
Montana ………:     –           2          19          53          26    
Nebraska ……..:     3           6          22          57          12    
North Carolina ..:    10          21          35          31           3    
Ohio …………:     7          12          39          32          10    
Oklahoma ……..:     3           8          26          50          13    
Oregon ……….:     1           1          20          61          17    
South Dakota ….:     –           1          14          59          26    
Texas ………..:     3           7          28          49          13    
Washington ……:     2           7          13          53          25    
                 :                                                          
18 States …….:     3           8          26          49          14    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     3           7          26          50          14    
Previous year …:    13          14          26          36          11    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Spring Wheat Headed – Selected States
[These 6 States planted 99% of the 2009 spring wheat acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Idaho ………..:    38          12          25          48    
Minnesota …….:    28          73          91          62    
Montana ………:    17           –          15          39    
North Dakota ….:    15          22          49          53    
South Dakota ….:    76          60          89          87    
Washington ……:    91          48          62          86    
                 :                                              
6 States ……..:    28          29          52          57    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Spring Wheat Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Idaho ………..:     –           1           2          87          10    
Minnesota …….:     1           4          11          55          29    
Montana ………:     –           1          21          58          20    
North Dakota ….:     –           2          12          70          16    
South Dakota ….:     –           2          24          57          17    
Washington ……:     –           –          20          59          21    
                 :                                                          
6 States ……..:     –           2          15          65          18    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     –           2          14          67          17    
Previous year …:     1           7          20          59          13    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Oats Headed – Selected States
[These 9 States planted 64% of the 2009 oat acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Iowa …………:     91          89          98          93   
Minnesota …….:     67          81          93          78   
Nebraska ……..:     93          92          96          95   
North Dakota ….:     15           9          49          51   
Ohio …………:     94          78          92          97   
Pennsylvania ….:     90          80          97          88   
South Dakota ….:     73          64          78          83   
Texas ………..:    100         100         100         100   
Wisconsin …….:     82          82          94          84   
                 :                                              
9 States ……..:     76          74          87          84   
—————————————————————–

Oat Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Iowa …………:     2           6          19          58          15    
Minnesota …….:     1           2          11          65          21    
Nebraska ……..:     –           1          12          64          23    
North Dakota ….:     –           1           8          81          10    
Ohio …………:     1           3          32          52          12    
Pennsylvania ….:     –           4          18          57          21    
South Dakota ….:     –           2          15          67          16    
Texas ………..:     2           7          18          52          21    
Wisconsin …….:     –           3          10          66          21    
                 :                                                          
9 States ……..:     1           4          14          63          18    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     1           4          15          62          18    
Previous year …:    15           7          19          48          11    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Barley Headed – Selected States
[These 5 States planted 79% of the 2009 barley acreage] —————————————————————–
                 :            Week ending            :          
                 :———————————–:          
      State      :  July 4,  : June 27,  :  July 4,  : 2005-2009
                 :   2009    :   2010    :   2010    :  Average 
—————————————————————–
                 :                    percent                   
                 :                                              
Idaho ………..:    36          19          38          44    
Minnesota …….:    33          80          89          63    
Montana ………:    26           –          28          46    
North Dakota ….:    12          22          54          56    
Washington ……:    88          43          57          85    
                 :                                              
5 States ……..:    24          17          44          52    
—————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                             

Barley Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2009
planted acreage] —————————————————————————–
      State      : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent
—————————————————————————–
                 :                          percent                         
                 :                                                          
Idaho ………..:     –           –           3          88           9    
Minnesota …….:     3           5          15          43          34    
Montana ………:     –           1          19          54          26    
North Dakota ….:     –           4          14          68          14    
Washington ……:     –           1          10          70          19    
                 :                                                          
5 States ……..:     –           2          13          67          18    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     1           2          12          67          18    
Previous year …:     –           4          19          61          16    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Pasture and Range Condition – Selected States: Week Ending July 4, 2010
[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          26          62           9    
Arizona ………:    15          24          31          28           2    
Arkansas ……..:     4          12          41          40           3    
California ……:     –           5          25          65           5    
Colorado ……..:     1           6          30          54           9    
Connecticut …..:     –          24          28          48           –    
Delaware ……..:    24          32          30          14           –    
Florida ………:     –           1          15          70          14    
Georgia ………:     1           7          36          48           8    
Idaho ………..:     –           1          10          66          23    
Illinois ……..:     –           3          20          55          22    
Indiana ………:     1           4          19          53          23    
Iowa …………:     1           4          22          53          20    
Kansas ……….:     1           3          22          62          12    
Kentucky ……..:     2           3          24          56          15    
Louisiana …….:     3          12          40          38           7    
Maine ………..:     –           –          25          48          27    
Maryland ……..:    15          27          35          22           1    
Massachusetts …:     –           4          22          73           1    
Michigan ……..:     –           2          19          62          17    
Minnesota …….:     –           2          12          60          26    
Mississippi …..:     3           7          40          42           8    
Missouri ……..:    11          11          29          40           9    
Montana ………:     –           4          14          51          31    
Nebraska ……..:     –           2           8          74          16    
Nevada ……….:     –           3          33          53          11    
New Hampshire …:     6           5          23          58           8    
New Jersey ……:     –          20          20          60           –    
New Mexico ……:     7          21          47          24           1    
New York ……..:     1           2          27          53          17    
North Carolina ..:     7          20          43          28           2    
North Dakota ….:     –           2          13          65          20    
Ohio …………:     1           4          22          54          19    
Oklahoma ……..:     2           8          32          48          10    
Oregon ……….:     1           5          18          57          19    
Pennsylvania ….:    14          12          34          24          16    
Rhode Island ….:     –           –          20          72           8    
South Carolina ..:     2           9          43          45           1    
South Dakota ….:     –           2           9          62          27    
Tennessee …….:     4          11          33          47           5    
Texas ………..:     4          14          30          39          13    
Utah …………:     –           2          22          63          13    
Vermont ………:     –          15          24          43          18    
Virginia ……..:    15          34          31          18           2    
Washington ……:     –           8          25          50          17    
West Virginia …:     7          18          45          28           2    
Wisconsin …….:     –           1          13          62          24    
Wyoming ………:     –           1           9          72          18    
                 :                                                          
48 States …….:     3           8          24          51          14    
                 :                                                          
Previous week …:     2           8          24          53          13    
Previous year …:     9          12          26          42          11    
—————————————————————————–
–  Represents zero.                                                         

Crop Progress and Condition Tables Expected Next Week

Barley: Headed, Condition
Corn: Silking, Condition
Cotton: Squaring, Setting Bolls, Condition
Oats: Headed, Harvested, Condition
Pasture and Range: Condition
Peanuts: Pegging, Condition
Rice: Headed, Condition
Sorghum: Headed, Coloring, Condition
Soybeans: Blooming, Setting Pods, Condition
Spring Wheat: Headed, Condition
Winter Wheat: Harvested

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 5,000 reporters 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 reporters 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 reporters 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, reporters 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 2009 season, over 80 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.

Reporters 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. Each State Field
Office summarizes 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 reporter 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.
 
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 preliminary and subject to corrections or updates in the Weekly
Weather and Crop Bulletin that is released at 12:00 pm ET on the second
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

Jacqueline Moore, Head, Field Crops Section……………. (202) 720-2127
     Suzanne Avilla – Peanuts, Rice…………………… (202) 720-7688
     Shiela Corley – Cotton, Cotton Ginnings, Sorghum…… (202) 720-5944
     Bryan Durham – Hay, Oats………………………… (202) 690-3234
     Anthony Prillaman – Corn, Proso Millet, Flaxseed…… (202) 720-9526
     Nick Schauer – Wheat, Rye……………………….. (202) 720-8068
     Julie Schmidt – Crop Weather, Barley, Sugar Crops….. (202) 720-7621
     Travis Thorson – Soybeans, Sunflower, Other Oilseeds.. (202) 720-7369

Access to NASS Reports

For your convenience, you may access NASS reports and products the following
ways:

  All reports are available electronically, at no cost, on the NASS web
site: http://www.nass.usda.gov

  Both national and state specific reports are available via a free e-
mail subscription. To set-up this free subscription, visit
http://www.nass.usda.gov and in the “Receive NASS Updates” box under
“Receive reports by Email,” click on “National” or “State” to select
the reports you would like to receive.

  Printed reports may be purchased from the National Technical
Information Service (NTIS) by calling toll-free (800) 999-6779, or
(703) 605-6220 if calling from outside the United States or Canada.
Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, check, or money
order. 

For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS Agricultural
Statistics Hotline at (800) 727-9540, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, or e-mail:
nass@nass.usda.gov.
                                                                               
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