Winter Wheat Ratings Improve in Kansas, Most Other States Report Declines

Posted on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:53

Some state offices updated their winter wheat crop estimates yesterday. Those releasing a monthly update (as of Jan. 3) reported notable erosion in ratings from USDA’s last official update in late November.

  • Colorado: 19% “good” to “excellent” (G/E) and 34% “poor” or “very poor” (P/VP) (vs. 20% G/E and 38% P/VP as of Nov. 29)
  • Illinois: 50% G/E and 25% P/VP (vs. 79% G/E and 4% P/VP as of Nov. 29)
  • Kansas: 46% G/E and 17% P/VP (vs. 33% G/E and 24% P/VP as of Nov. 29)
  • Montana: 65% G/E and 5% P/VP (vs. 74% G/E and 10% P/VP as of Nov. 29)
  • Nebraska: 37% G/E and 15% P/VP (vs. 35% G/E and 26% P/VP as of Nov. 29)
  • North Carolina: 62% G/E and 2% P/VP (vs. 77% and 3% P/VP as of Nov. 29)
  • North Dakota: 26% G/E and 22% P/VP (vs. 41% G/E and 9% P/VP as of Nov. 29)