|Early harvest sample collection has begun in Arkansas. With no reportable data, this week's report contains the latest crop condition information in the states where harvesting typically begins.|
Arkansas: Winter wheat is 8% harvested, compared with 2% last week, 3% this time last year and 7% five-year average. Wheat conditions were: 11% very poor (10% last week), 21% poor (same), 29% fair (31%), 33% good (32%) and 6% excellent (same).
Missouri: Winter wheat was 95% headed (90% last week) compared to 90% last year and 93% on average. Forty-eight percent of wheat is turning color compared to 30% this time last year. Wheat conditions were: 10% very poor (same as last week), 19% poor (17%), 30% fair (same), 34% good (36%) and 7% excellent (same). There was more rain again this past week. It appears that some areas of southeast Missouri will not have any harvest due to excessive flooding.
North Carolina: The state received below-normal precipitation and above-average temperatures last week. Wheat conditions were: 0% very poor (same as last week), 2% poor (same), 17% fair (15%), 61% good (58%), and 20% excellent (25%).
Virginia: Wheat conditions were: 0% very poor (same as last week), 0% poor (1%), 19% fair (8%), 68% good (74%) and 13% excellent (17%).