Winter wheat crops have been deteriorated markedly amid dryness in the main southern Plains growing areas, US Department of Agriculture briefings overnight showed, although crops further north have shown some improvement.
The table below highlights the condition changes, which have been seen as supportive for prices.
|US winter wheat ratings by state|
|State||End-January 2018||Change on month||Change on year|
|Colorado||37%||-9 points||-29 points|
|Illinois||38%||-18 points||-24 points|
|Kansas||14%||-23 points||-37 points|
|Montana||66%||+26 points||-4 points|
|Nebraska||48%||-16 points||+1 point|
|North Dakota||37%||+10 points||-45 points|
|Oklahoma||4%||-11 points||-29 points|
+ 4 points
|Data show % of crop rated good or excellent|