USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following sorghum conditions for the week ending Oct. 6:

Nebraska: Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 66 good, and 15 excellent. Sorghum mature was 75%, behind 88 last year and 82 average. Harvested was 4%, behind 22 last year and 17 average.

Kansas: Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 7 poor, 29 fair, 51 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 97%, near 98 last year, and equal to average. Mature was 52%, behind 67 last year and 65 average. Harvested was 10%, behind 15 last year and 17 average.

Oklahoma: Sorghum coloring reached 96%, up 2 points from the previous year. Sorghum mature reached 63%, unchanged from the previous year but down 12 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 24%, down 15 points from the previous year and down 19 points from normal.

South Dakota: Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 8 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 97%, ahead of 92 last year, and near 96 average. Mature was 37%, behind 44 last year, and well behind 59 average. Harvested was 5%, behind 15 last year and 16 average.

Colorado: In southeastern counties, sorghum for grain still needs more time.

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