According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Sept. 22, sorghum conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area:

Nebraska: Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 4 poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 93 %, near 94 last year and 96 average. Mature was 22%, well behind 45 last year and 43 average.

Kansas: Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 8 poor, 27 fair, 53 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 85%, behind 92 last year and 90 average. Mature was 21%, behind 30 last year and 34 average. Harvested was 2%, near 6 both last year and average.

Oklahoma: Sorghum coloring reached 87%, up 3 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 38%, down 9 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 10%, down 9 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal.

Texas: Sorghum continued to mature in the Northern High Plains. 

South Dakota: Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 67 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 78%, behind 84 last year and 88 average. Mature was 15%, behind 23 last year and 31 average. Harvested was 2%, near 1 last year and 3 average.

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