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Figure 2. Spring 2014 (Mar-May) Statewide Percipitation Ranks, 1895-2014 Record Driest (1) Much Below Average Below Average Near Average Southeast. Dryness in the interior Northwest states became a concern for pasture, range, and wheat as the spring continued, while spring temperatures during March-May averaged at least 4 - 6°F below normal in the Great Lakes states. Cold, wet conditions in early spring delayed planting in the Northern tier of states, but corn producers had planted three percent of the 2014 crop by April 13, slightly ahead Above Average Much Above Average Record Wettest (119) of the prior year but 50 percent of the fiveyear average (Figure 3). Wet fields and low soil temperatures slowed progress and by May 4, 29 percent of the crop was planted, only 70 percent of the five-year average. In May, warmer and drier weather across most of the nation enabled producers to catch up with planting and improve on the poor pace of 2013. Soybean planting started slowly due to the cold, wet weather, but as May progressed, Figure 3. Planting Progress: Acres Planted in 2014 as a Share of 2009-13 Average Percent of previous 5-yr. avg. 120% 100% 80% Corn 60% Soybeans Spring Wheat 40% Cotton 20% 0% 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 As of Week in 2012 (Week 20 ended May 18, 2014) 6 MAY2015 producers made significant gains, particularly during the latter part of the month as they completed corn planting and concentrated on soybeans. Producers had planted 78 percent of the Nation's soybean crop by June 1, 23 percentage points ahead of last year and 11 percent more than the five-year average. Following the pattern of other crops in the North Central states, planting progress for spring wheat started well behind normal with the largest delays in Minnesota and North Dakota. By May 4, producers had planted 26 percent of the spring wheat crop, ahead of the previous year, but only 63 percent of the five-year average. However, 88 percent of the spring wheat crop was in the ground by June 1, equal to the five-year average. The severe drought conditions in the Southern Plains led to poor fields in Oklahoma and Texas being baled for hay or abandoned. With cotton planting activity limited to Arizona, California, and Texas in early spring, six percent of the U.S. crop was planted by April 6, slightly ahead of 2013 and equal to the five-year average. By May 4, producers had planted 16 percent of the cotton acreage, only 63 percent of the five-year average. Similar to other crops, May's above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation greatly aided planting, with 62 percent of cotton planted by May 25, 97 percent of the five-year average. Rice showed a similar pattern and was 95 percent complete by May 25. When spring planting was complete, total U.S. acreage planted to principal crops was 326.8 million, up about two million from 2013. With lower prices and reduced returns expected compared with soybeans, corn plantings fell nearly five million acres to 90.6 million, while soybean plantings increased nearly seven million acres to 83.7 million. A number of other crops also had planting increases as corn area decreased. For example, other oilseed plantings including canola, peanuts, safflower and flaxseed all saw higher area planted, while sunflower acreage remained about the same. Upland cotton area increased by over a half million acres to 10.8 million. Even, spring wheat overcame its planting delays and over 13 million acres were sown, nearly 1.5 million above 2013. Rice, too, experienced an increase, rising to 2.9 million acres compared with 2.5 million in 2013. Summer 2014. The winter wheat harvest

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“Leg Godt,” or as the Danes would say, “Play Well” (Legos and Crop Insurance)
2014 Year in Review
Florida Hosts Industry Leaders
Four Presented with Industry Awards
Dean Benson Receives Outstanding Service Award
Jeff Meyer Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
NCIS Hosts Committee Leaders
Crop Insurance in Action Kiodette and Rich Stroh, Powell, Wyoming
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