For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week. The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested. In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre. USDA’s Crop Production report will be updated Thursday November 9 (11:00 a.m. Central). The November report is generally the last one of the calendar year in which USDA will make adjustments to yield estimates. NASS will release its Crop Production Annual Summary on January 12, 2018.
Cotton was 88% harvested; up from 82% last week. The 5-year average for the week is 90% harvested. Arkansas is projected to harvest 438,000 acres of cotton in 2017 with an average yield of 1,096 pounds per acre.
Winter wheat was 79% planted compared to 66% last week and the 5-year average of 71%. For the week ending November 5, wheat was 61% emerged. The crop condition was rated at 42% good/excellent , 44% fair, and 14% poor/very poor. NASS will release its Winter Wheat Seedings report on January 12, 2018. This will provide the first survey-based look at new crop winter wheat acreage.
Peanuts were 84% harvested, compared to 76% harvested last week.
The complete USDA-NASS Crop Progress report for Arkansas can be downloaded at this link: arcw110617