Market News & Headlines >> Winter Wheat Ratings Well Above Last Year

USDA’s first national crop update of 2019 rated U.S. winter wheat conditions well above a year ago, although ratings were weak for a number of SRW wheat states.   

The weekly Crop Progress report issued on Monday afternoon by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service pegged U.S. winter wheat conditions at 56% good/excellent and only 9% poor/very poor compared with year earlier ratings of 32% good/excellent and 30% poor/very poor. 

Crop conditions in the top winter wheat growing state of Kansas were rated 55% good/excellent, with conditions rated 69% good/excellent in Oklahoma and also in Nebraska. The good/excellent rating was 66% for the Colorado crop and 41% in Texas. 

Conditions were not so favorable in several key SRW wheat growing states. The Ohio crop was rated only 28% good/excellent versus 26% poor/very poor, while the Missouri crop was rated 32% good/excellent and 12% poor/very poor and the Michigan crop wa rated 40% good/excellent and 30% poor/very poor.